Checking In On The Crumbling Foundations Crisis | Connecticut Public Radio

Checking In On The Crumbling Foundations Crisis

Oct 17, 2019

Dozens of Connecticut homes have been hoisted off the ground as the state helps pay homeowners to repair ruined concrete foundations. 

This hour, we check in on the crumbling foundations crisis that is impacting homes and homeowners. We talk with the Hartford Courant journalist behind a yearlong series on Connecticut’s ruined concrete foundations

We hear from a Tolland homeowner whose basement is being  rebuilt with assistance from the state, and we ask a state legislator who  represents towns affected by the crisis: what does Connecticut need to do to further support residents whose homes have been ruined?

Crumbling foundations is not just an issue locally. We check with a homeowner in Ireland, where residents face a similar problem with crumbling concrete.

Has your home been impacted by crumbling foundations? We want to hear from you.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.


  • Sheila Cyr - Homeowner in Tolland, Connecticut whose house has been impacted by crumbling foundations
  • Carolyn Lumsden - Former opinion editor of the Hartford Courant, who wrote a series on crumbling foundations with the help of a Pulliam Fellowship (@CarolynLumsden)
  • Saud Anwar - State Senator for East Hartford, Ellington, East Windsor and South Windsor (@SenatorAnwarCT)
  • Eileen Doherty - Homeowner in County Donegal, Ireland and member of the Mica Action Group

Chion Wolf contributed to this show.