Addressing Crumbling Conrete

January 31, 2017

Rep. Boyd joined fellow representatives and senators across the aisle to discuss the bills aimed at addressing crumbling foundations, specifically House Bill 6478

The bill will:

  1. prohibit the use of pyrrhotite in concrete aggregate intended for use in foundations
  2. require the installation of curtain drains along concrete foundations in high water table areas
  3. require that concrete removed from failed foundations is properly disposed of
  4. establish a one-hundred-dollar surcharge on residential and commercial insurance policies, assessed annually for a period of not more than seven years, to establish a fund out of which a homeowner may receive up to seventy-five thousand dollars for the remediation of such homeowner's failing concrete foundation
  5. waive the state building fee associated with the remediation of failing concrete foundations.

“Crumbling foundations is an issue that is plaguing our district, particularly in the Town of Union, and additionally effecting thousands of other Connecticut residents as well,” Rep. Boyd said. “There is a pressing need for a state-wide solution to help property owners suffering from this issue and I am proud to support legislation that does just that.”