Can condo owners afford to reconstruct defective concrete foundations?

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Earlier this year, I passed along some news reports of an epidemic of defective, crumbling concrete foundations in Eastern Connecticut. All of the concrete foundations were poured in the mid-1980s-1998 by contractors supplied by J.J. Mottes Concrete Company. According to state’s construction experts, the cause of foundation failures is traced to the presence of a mineral in the concrete mixture – Pyrrhotite – that starts to expand and break Continue ReadingCan condo owners afford to reconstruct defective concrete foundations?

CT HOA did not disclose crumbling foundation problem

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Buyer beware! I had to watch and read this report twice. The information is shocking. Imagine buying a what you think is a condo, but it’s not. And then, when you decide to sell your home, the property inspector tells you your foundation is crumbling. The sale is off. To complicate matters, Patti Cucuzzo recently learned that the condo she purchased in 2011 is not really a condo but Continue ReadingCT HOA did not disclose crumbling foundation problem