Comparing Crumbling Concrete Notes: Coalitions From 3 Countries Gather in Ellington

People suffering with crumbling concrete basements gathered in Ellington to compare notes with others from Ireland and Canada to see how they dealt with similar crises.

NBC Connecticut investigates broke the story about the multi-million dollar problem in our state four years ago.

Hundreds of people in north central and northeastern Connecticut have crumbling basements.

In order to get rid of the problem, one has to replace their basement and that costs roughly $150,000.

Experts believe the crumbling concrete is caused by a naturally occurring mineral used by one Connecticut company from 1983 to 2016.

Most insurance companies have not covered the claims for crumbling basements.

The state has earmarked more than $100 million to help homeowners with the problem, but it will not be enough to help everyone.

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