Crumbling concrete impacts hundreds in Tolland

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TOLLAND — A meeting took place in Tolland Saturday to talk about a faulty concrete problem impacting hundreds of people in town.

In the 80s and 90s, a local company was supplying the concrete for several construction projects in eastern Connecticut. It turns out that the concrete contains pyrrhotite – a mineral that eventually causes the stone to swell and crack.

The damage is irreversible but home and business owners only learned about it in recent years.

Saturday, The Connecticut Coalition Against Crumbling Basements met at Tolland High School with homeowners and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman to talk about the dangers posed by the faulty product.