Concrete Foundation Information & Advisories
Revisions to the CTR Concrete Combined Advisory and Disclosure Form
CT REALTORS® created a voluntary Concrete Combined Advisory and Disclosure Form to assist REALTORS® working with clients and customers in receiving important information about the crumbling foundation issue and ensuring specific information is asked and disclosed related to seller knowledge about any repairs, tests and inspections on a subject property. The recent revisions include separating the questions about repairs and tests; adds a question about any inspections performed by licensed professionals, and adds an additional buyer notice that "A visual inspection is just a statement of condition at the moment of time of inspection, and is not necessarily a prediction of the future of the foundation." View the revised Combined Concrete/Foundation Advisory and Disclosure Form which is also now updated in our forms library with ZipLogix and Instanet.
Info and Advisory on Concrete Foundations
You can find the electronic and print versions of CTR’s Foundations Advisory issued on 11/20/15, and revised on 6/16/16 at our website through the links below.
There are now two versions of the form, one for sellers and one for buyers. The seller's advisory and buyer's advisory are available through these links. Both seller’s and buyer’s advisories are also available in our CTR Forms Library with zipLogix and Instanet.
The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) issued a report on 12/30/2016 updating the public on the status of the State's scientific and other research to determine the scope and extent of a problem with reported crumbling concrete foundations.
Visit DCP's Deteriorating Concrete Foundations web page which includes additional general information and resources for the public about this topic. The page includes links to their brochures covering facts about concrete, the link to file a complaint, press releases, insurance information, the link to the Agreement between DCP and the companies JJ Mottes Company and Becker Construction Company and updates on legislation related to foundations.
The Connecticut Department of Housing now also has information on concrete foundations and a link to apply for a reimbursement for the cost of testing the foundation for pyrrhotite.
Reminder About Foundations Disclosures:
The Sellers Residential Property Condition Disclosure Report (available in our forms library through Ziplogix) includes extensive sections for sellers to disclose known material defects or problems with many aspects of their property, including Foundation issues which are inclusive of cracks.
CTR Members can contact our Legal Hotline with any questions pertaining to the concrete advisory and disclosure form.