Concrete Foundation Reports

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection hired a consultant to conduct a scientific investigation into the cause of the crumbling concrete home foundations in northeastern Connecticut.  The report confirms the conclusion that the mineral pyrrhotite is a necessary contributing factor in the deterioration of the concrete.

Authors of the report, Kay Willie, Associate Professor and Rui Zhong, Postdoctoral Researcher; University of Connecticut Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters Coverage of the Crumbling Foundations

Click here for the August 31, 2016 Concrete Basement Report

Click here for the November 30, 2016 CRCOG Presentation, authored by Pauline Yoder