Concrete Foundation Information

This is the main page for the Crumbling Concrete Foundation issue in South Windsor. Updated information will be posted as it becomes available.

Town of South Windsor Contacts 
Assessor's Office860-644-2511 ext. 312
Building Department860-644-2511 ext. 330
Town Manager's Office860-644-2511 ext. 200
Resources 
Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company (Captive Insurance)info@crumblingfoundations.org
Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG)860-522-2217
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection860-713-6100
Connecticut Department of Housing, Homeowner Advocate - Lena Holleran860-270-8090
Informational Links
Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements Flyer
CRCOG Crumbling Concrete Foundations Qualified Vendor List
CRCOG Crumbling Foundations Testing Reimbursement Program Flyer

Updates

October 17, 2019 - The Quarry Quality Control Working Group will be having three upcoming public meetings at the Legislative Office Building located at 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106. Here are the dates, times, and locations for the meetings:

  • Thursday, October 17th at 12:30 PM in Hearing Room 2D - Quarry Standards sub-group
  • Friday, October 18th at 2:30 PM in Hearing Room 1C - Contractors and Builders sub-group
  • Thursday, October 29th at 12:30 PM in Hearing Room 1C - whole working group

August 30, 2019 - Eversource is waiving their charges for the disconnection / reconnection of gas meters for crumbling foundation repairs. Click here to read the Patch article.

July 26, 2019 - The Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements will be holding the 2nd Annual International Crumbling Concrete Symposium on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00am at Ellington High School, 37 Maple Street, Ellington, CT. Click here to read more at CCACB's website or click here to view the flyer.

July 1, 2019 - Becker Construction Company has signed an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with the State of Connecticut through June 30, 2021. Click here to view the AVC.

April 15, 2019 - Twenty-one members of the Connecticut General Assembly have sent a joint letter to Governor Lamont, Attorney General Tong, and Insurance Commissioner Mais requesting an investigation into possible Connecticut Unfair Insurance Practices Act (CUIPA) violations by insurance companies as it pertains to crumbling foundations. Click here to read the letter.

March 4, 2019 - The State Insurance and Real Estate Committee and Planning and Development Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 8, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 2E of the LOB. Click here for the agenda

February 6, 2019 - From the State of Connecticut: "The Banking Committee will hold a public hearing followed by a committee meeting on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in Room 2C of the LOB. Sign-up for the hearing will begin at 12:00 P.M. in Room 2401 of the LOB. Please email written testimony in Word or PDF format to BAtestimony@cga.ct.gov. The Committee requests that testimony be limited to matters related to the items on the Agenda. Speakers will be limited to three minutes of testimony. The Committee encourages witnesses to submit a written statement and to condense oral testimony to a summary of that statement. Unofficial sign-up sheets have no standing with the Committee. All public hearing testimony, written and spoken, is public information. As such, it will be made available on the CGA website and indexed by internet search engines."

Click here to view the agenda for the public hearing. Click here for Bill No. 5163 and click here for Bill No. 5164, both of which have been introduced by Representative Delnicki and offer some banking protection to crumbling foundation victims. These two proposed bills will be discussed at the public hearing.

January 29, 2019 - Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company will start writing checks to homeowners this week (Hartford Courant article)

January 24, 2019 - Connecticut lawmakers will consider legislation that could help homeowners with failing foundations. Here’s what the bills aim to accomplish. (Hartford Courant article)

November 15, 2018 - There will be a Joint Informational Forum (click here for the agenda) with the State of Connecticut's Insurance and Real Estate Committee, Public Safety Committee, and Planning and Development Committee on Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:00am. It will be held in Room 2D of the LOB, and it will also be televised on CT-N. Click here to check the channel location for your area. It will also be available to watch on the web here.

October 31, 2018 - CFSIC will not launch on November 15 as previously planned due to the volume of comments during the thirty-day public comment period. They are anticipating a delay of about one month. The new launch date will be announced once the Board meets and considers all comments and implements any changes. Click here for more information.

October 24, 2018 - The IRS Webinar on Deteriorating Concrete Foundations was held today at 10:00am. Click here for a PDF of the webinar. The actual webinar with audio will be made available on the IRS website in the near future. The following IRS Revenue Procedures were referenced in the webinar: IRS Revenue Procedure 2017-60 and IRS Revenue Procedure 2018-14.  As this is Federal tax deduction information, this is for reference purposes only, and the Town cannot provide any specific recommendations or assistance regarding these items.

October 22, 2018 - The South Windsor Public Library will provide a live broadcast of the IRS Webinar on deductions for crumbling foundation repair expenses in the Friends Room on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10:00am. This will be a convenient place for citizens who are affected to see the presentation even if they do not have computer access at home. If you do have computer access and would like to register for the webinar, please click here.

October 16, 2018 - Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) and Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had provided them with clarifying information that will offer additional tax relief to homeowners with crumbling foundations. The press release with further information is linked.

October 16, 2018 - On Friday, October 19, 2018, there will be a briefing and Q&A with the US Army Corp of Engineers. The meeting will be held at 12:00pm in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building and will be open to the public. Click here to view the federal tax benefits that were discussed.

October 15, 2018 - The website for the Connecticut Foundation Solutions Indemnity Company aka CFSIC (the captive insurance company created as a result of a Public Act in 2017) is now up and running at www.crumblingfoundations.org. The application information is located under the "Getting Started" tab. Please note that you will not be able to apply to the CFSIC program until November 15, 2018. 

October 12, 2018 - The Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements is holding a public meeting on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00am at the Ellington High School Auditorium, 37 Maple Street, Ellington. Michael Maglaras, the Captive Insurance Superintendent, will discuss underwriting guidelines and process, discuss eligibility, respond to homeowner questions, and lay out the operations of the company.

September 5, 2018 - There will a public information meeting held on Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm in the Council Chambers at the South Windsor Town Hall. This meeting will be hosted by Mayor Saud Anwar, and the guest speaker will be Nick Scaglione, President of Concrete Research & Testing. All towns are welcome to attend. South Windsor Town Hall, 1540 Sullivan Avenue, South Windsor, CT  06074

July 25, 2018 - The State Bond Commission passed the FY 2018 Bonding of $20,000,000 for the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund.

May 8, 2018 - On Saturday, May 12 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, Congressman Joe Courtney and Senior IRS Liaison Joseph S. McCarthy will be offering a presentation for homeowners on the applicability of the casualty loss deduction. This presentation will be held at Ellington High School, 37 Maple Street, Ellington. For more information, please contact Congressman Courtney's Norwich district office at 860-886-0139. 

April 27, 2018 - Crumbling Foundations Captive Insurance Company Selects Superintendent

April 16, 2018 - Applications for the Board of Directors for the Crumbling Foundations Captive Insurance Program that will be established are now available. Please click on the date of this announcment or this link for more information. The deadline for submitting applications to the Incorporator is Friday, April 27, 2018 by 5PM EST.

March 2018 - Raised Bill No. 518, An Act Concerning Additional Assistance for Homeowners with Crumbling Concrete Foundations

January 16, 2018 - Office of Legislative Research E-Response to Representative Delnicki's question regarding (1) the statute of limitations for filing suit against a homeowners insurance carrier and (2) statutory deadlines for insurers to respond to claims.

November 2017 - CRCOG Crumbling Foundations Testing Program

November 2017 - Notice Regarding Defective Concrete Foundations - Information and Process to Follow for Reassessment (South Windsor) 

September 2017 - The bipartisan budget language that was passed by the State Legislature on September 16, 2017 includes information on funding and bonding. The linked documents are for informational purposes only as the Governor has not yet approved the budget passed by the Legislature.

February 2017 - List of Proposed State Legislature Bills on Crumbling Foundations. Some bills will be heard at the State's February 28 Joint Public Hearing.

February 28, 2017 - CRCOG Press Conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Joint Public Hearing.

Information for State of Connecticut Public Hearing: On February 28th there will be a joint public hearing with the Planning and Development Committee, Insurance Committee, the Banks Committee and the Public Safety Committee. All four committees will hear bills regarding crumbling foundations in order to make it easier for people to testify. The February 28th public hearing will be held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, and will start at 10 a.m. in Room 2C.

February 22, 2017 - A public forum for residents will be held in the Town Council Chambers at the South Windsor Town Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 to discuss upcoming legislative bills and updates from CRCOG.

February 2, 2017 - CRCOG Packet and Summary for Nine Towns

January 23, 2017 - Omnibus Crumbling Foundations Bill and Other Related Bills

January 5, 2017 - CRCOG's Ad-Hoc Working Committee on Crumbling Foundations and the CRCOG Purchasing Council released today its initial list of qualified vendors for Structural Engineering Services and Concrete Foundations Replacement Services.

December 30, 2016 - State Report on Deteriorating Concrete in Residential Foundations

December 14, 2016 - Municipality Information Sheet and Updated Map of Known Locations from CRCOG

November 22, 2016 - Town Council Resolution Concerning Building Permit Fee Waiver for Building Permits to Repair or Replace Defective Foundations

November 4, 2016 - CRCOG's 2nd Press Release for Ad Hoc Working Committee

October 14, 2016 - CRCOG's Press Release for Ad Hoc Working Committee on Crumbling Foundations

September 2, 2016 - Memorandum from Town Manager Matthew Galligan regarding bonds

July 22, 2016 - Click here for CRCOG's Letter to Governor Malloy. Click here for Malloy's Response to Northeastern Officials.

June 1, 2016 - A public forum will be held in the Town Council Chambers at the South Windsor Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. on June 1, 2016. Commissioners Harris and Wade will be in attendance, as well as local legislators.

May 2016 - Willington, Ashford, Mansfield, Coventry, and Tolland will be holding a Public Information Session on Crumbling Foundations on May 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of E.O. Smith High School. All towns are welcome to attend. E.O. Smith High School, 1235 Storrs Road, Storrs-Mansfield, CT 06268

April 25, 2016 - Letter to General Assembly dated April 7, 2016

April 19, 2016 - ASR Powerpoint Presentation on Defective Concrete Foundations

March 31, 2016 - 2016 Concrete Brochure

January 13, 2016 - Update from CRCOG

December 18, 2015 - State of Connecticut Information