Senator Guglielmo Releases Statement Re: Reimbursements to Northeastern CT Homeowners for Testing of Crumbling Foundations

November 28, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – Today State Senator Tony Guglielmo (R-Stafford) released the following statement regarding the announcement that the state’s testing program for homeowners in northeastern Connecticut impacted by the ongoing crumbling foundations problem has opened its application process. Eligible homeowners can now begin to apply to receive reimbursements for the testing of their homes. The state is making $5 million available to provide assistance for the cost of testing foundations for homeowners.

“I am happy to report that the state has taken an important step forward in addressing the crumbling foundation crisis,” said Sen. Guglielmo. “I’ve seen first-hand the shattering impact this disaster has had on my constituents and even my neighbors – it is truly heartbreaking. We must continue to provide relief to those who have been affected and do everything within our power to help make these families whole.”

Under the program, homeowners are eligible for a 50 percent reimbursement – up to $2,000 – for the testing of two core samples within their homes. Homeowners who have visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer are eligible for a 100 percent reimbursement – up to $400. The homes must have been built after 1983 and be located within a 20-mile radius of the J.J. Mottes Concrete Company in Stafford Springs.

Homeowners can begin applying for reimbursements now by visiting and submitting application. A phone line has also been established at 860-724-4277 to provide additional assistance.