- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Homeowners in Connecticut are getting some help for crumbling foundations.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said Wednesday the state has reached a deal with a handful of insurance companies to finance a program meant to compensate affected homeowners.

The program is still being finalized, but it could provide homeowners up to 90-percent of the cost of replacing the damaged foundations.

Jepsen said just four of the 29 insurance companies working in impacted communities in Hartford, Tolland and Windham counties have so far agreed to take part.

Over 200 homeowners have filed complaints with the state about failing foundations. Officials have traced the problem to concrete mix from a quarry in Willington that may contain high levels of pyrrhotite, a mineral believed to be a major factor in the crumbling foundations.



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