Crumbling Foundations

The Town of Vernon has been awarded funding by the CT DOH to assist residents in Vernon, Ellington and Stafford in testing their concrete foundation for the presence of the mineral pyrrhotite. For more information, please contact Ellington Human Services via the website or by calling 860-870-3128. 

Latest News from CFSIC - January 20, 2020

CFSIC has begun taking applications again effective 9:00 AM on January 13. We have re-opened the electronic platform to accept applications for claimants who agree to be placed in “Pending” status, and we have also enabled applications to be sent to the ESIS team by mail or other means.

The plan now is to remain open for the taking of applications through close of business on February 29. We will re-evaluate that date, and extend it, shorten it, or leave it as is, based on a number of factors, including CFSIC’s current budget cycle and our need to economize while we are rationing Participation Agreements, which we will do into February. We will make a further announcement on this subject by around February 13.

To be clear, any claimant making claim to CFSIC on this date or after this date will be placed in “Pending” status. This means that your claim will be neither active nor inactive, regardless of the severity class code assigned to your foundation. CFSIC will not place a statutory financial reserve on your Pending claim until and only if we determine that we have sufficient funds to move any or all Pending claims into either inactive or active status.

For more information, visit the CFSIC website.

Town Receives $480,000 State Grant for Crumbling Foundation Testing

CFSIC will officially launch January 10, 2019

Update from the CRCOG Ad Hoc Crumbling Foundations Committee (12/17/2018) (click here)

CBDG Crumbling Concrete Testing Program

Anyone wishing to provide a letter of support or comment on the application noted below, please click here for contact information.  

Public Hearing Notice - August 21, 2018

Pursuant to the application process and requirements for the Department of Housing (DOH) Crumbling Foundation Testing Program Funds under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program, all municipalities must hold a public hearing to invite citizen participation. As co-applicants in this process, I am sharing with you the attached Legal Notice which will appear in Thursday July 19th’s Hartford Courant.

Please note that the Public Hearing will be held at 7:35 pm, Tuesday, August 21, 2018, Third Floor - Town Council Chambers in the Town Hall Memorial Building, 14 Park Place, Vernon, Connecticut.

Please note that Notice also outlines where residents may send written comments, if they are unable to attend the Public Hearing on 8/21/18.

We are cordially inviting you and members of your community to attend.

Governor Malloy's Press Release - November 2017

  • Homeowners can begin applying for reimbursements by visiting and submitting an application.
  • A phone line has been established at 860-724-4277.

 For more information contact:

Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford , Connecticut 06106-1630
Main Telephone: (860) 713-6100
Consumer Info / Complaints: (860) 713-6300
Consumer Complaints Fax: (860) 707-1966
Toll-Free: (800) 842-2649
TDD: (860) 713-7240

 Informational Pamphlet

Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements CCACB.ORG
Facebook: Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements
Twitter: Crumbling Basements @ccacb_org

State Map - Reported Incidents by Town

State of CT Form for Crumbling Foundations

Jonathan Harris, Commission of the State Department of Consumer Protection, stated that people who are affected by crumbling foundations need to file a complaint to assist with the investigation. He added that homeowners don't need to have a structural engineer inspect homes prior to registering with the state. Please see the attached form or visit the State Website. 

Crumbling Foundations Meeting - 10/1/2016 Hartford Courant

Senator Guglielmo Hails Crumbling Concrete Confidentiality Bill (posted May 4, 2016)

  1. Kim Bechard

    Phone: 860-870-3109

  2. Laura Plona

    Deputy Assessor
    Phone: 860-870-3109

  3. Physical Address
    55 Main Street
    Ellington, CT 06029

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 199
    Ellington, CT 06029

    Phone: 860-870-3109
    Fax: 860-870-3197