Crumbling Foundation Replacement
Spring Hill Builders & Remodelers is working with homeowners through this new process to fix homes that have been affected by crumbling or cracked foundations. Working closely with our fully-licensed and experienced sub-contractors, we make a complex process as easy as possible for homeowners. Our services include not only moving your home, but also:
- Replacing the foundation;
- Obtaining necessary permits;
- Disconnecting all services (such as electrical and plumbing); and
- Coordinating with various local agencies and organizations to ensure the process is done correctly.
Many homeowners are facing crumbling foundations due to a mineral known as pyrrhotite, which is a component in the concrete for the foundations that are now crumbling, according to a report completed by the State of Connecticut. The report also notes that the amount of water used in the installation was also partly to blame. Pyrrhotite is an iron sulfide mineral, and its exposure to oxygen and water leads to a chemical reaction that results in deterioration of home foundations. The only known way to effectively resolve these deteriorating foundations is to completely replace the foundation. The State of Connecticut issued a research report, Crumbling Concrete Foundations in Connecticut, in 2018 discussing this problem, and steps homeowners can take through the State to remediate the issue.
We understand the challenges homeowners face when trying to replace their foundations. We have provided a list of FAQ’s below. We are ready to answer any further questions you have, and to start working with you today to repair your house.
Crumbling Foundation Replacement FAQ’s
How much will it cost to replace my foundation?
Can I test my foundation to determine if it has pyrrhotite (called core testing)?
How long will it take to move my house and replace my foundation?
If you currently have a finished basement, additional time could be required to replace the finished basement as well.
After reviewing your house’s unique circumstances, Spring Hill Builders & Remodelers will provide you with a timeline to complete your house.
Is the integrity of my house affected during this process?
Can my family and our possessions remain in the home during this process?
While people are not allowed to stay in the home, some of your possessions can. Because your foundation will be replaced, anything in your basement/crawl space will need to be removed prior to the house being moved. Homeowners can choose to either move their possessions on their own, or through Spring Hill Builders & Remodelers.
During this process, can I work with Spring Hill Builders & Remodelers, LLC to renovate other parts of my home?
Will I receive a written contract clearly delineating the responsibility of all sub-contractors involved in the move and foundation replacement?
Does Spring Hill Builders & Remodelers LLC assist with financing for replacing foundations?
We are also staying up-to-date on progress by the State of Connecticut, which has made $40 million in bonding available over the next two years to homeowners who need to replace or repair failing foundations through the Crumbling Foundations Assistance Fund.
What about my mortgage and insurance? Do I need to notify the companies or make any changes to cover this process?
Spring Hill Builders & Remodelers LLC, as well as all of our sub-contractors, carry full comprehensive insurance to cover your building move, including structural damage due to the move, from raising the building to transporting it to the new site, to replacing the crumbling foundation. You might want to consider purchasing short term insurance to cover unforeseen problems that occur during the process, such as any previously existing structure faults.