Showing Off Spencer-Discovering Spencer, the Brookfields, Worcester County, Massachusetts and New England

Is your foundation crumbling?

If you live in Massachusetts or Conneticut have you heard your foundations are crumbling?  That's right!!!  Homes built between 1983 and 2017 are at risk of faulting cement and the basements are failing.  

The mineral pyrrhotite must be present to result in the foundation to deteriorate in the way observed. The naturally occurring pyrrhotite reacts with oxygen and water over time in a chemical process that makes the concrete swell, crack and crumble. It takes 10, 15 or even 20 years for the cracking and swelling to become apparent. Many fear Massachusetts is only at the cusp of the problem.

 

crumbling concrete

The minimum amount of pyrrhotite needed to trigger deterioration is not yet known.

Becker’s Quarry, the main source of concrete aggregate for JJ Mottes, includes more than trace amounts of pyrrhotite, and is located on a vein of rock that contains significant amounts of pyrrhotite.

 

If you live in Conneticut and you think you have a foundation problem click here for more information.

 

If you live in Massachusetts and you think your foundation is effected click here.  Senator Ann Gobi is trying to track the problem.

 Pam Crawford

Pam Crawford, ABR,e-PRO®,CRS,CDPE,LMC

Owner, REALTOR®, Managing Partner, MBA, BSBA
RE/MAX Professional Associates

 

phone/fax (508)-784-0503    
e-mail: Pam@PamCrawford.com
www.PamCrawford.com
www.CrawfordRealtyTeam.com

 

QUICK LINKS:

Curious what your home is worth today? Find out here.

Start your FREE home search here.

If you like what you just read, subscribe to this blog.

 

If You Like This Post, Suggest It To Be Featured! 

 

Follow Me on Pinterest facebook twitter

Comment balloon 0 commentsPam Crawford • February 23 2018 12:02AM
Is your foundation crumbling?
share
If you live in Massachusetts or Conneticut have you heard your foundations are crumbling? That's right!!! Homes built between 1983 and 2017 are at risk of faulting cement and the basements are failing. The mineral pyrrhotite must be present to… more
Tuesday's Treasures
share
Your Motivation, Inspiration & Direction for the Week Ahead It’s What You Do Happy Tuesday! And what a great Tuesday it’s going to be! Let's talk about what Cranfield study revealed top salespeople do: 1. Start with a collaborative… more
Massachusetts Home sales are down in May 2015
share
Homes Sales are down in Massachusetts in May 2015~ RE/MAX Interga is reporting that homes sales are up in New England except Massachusetts May 2015 Housing Report Natick, MA - June 23, 2015 - The consistent spring weather helped to propel the… more
Establishing Dual Agency is a 3 Step process
share
When you decided to buy or sell Real Estate in Massachusetts, you often do this with the help of a Real Estate Agent. Sometimes you find the agent through a referral from a friend, family member, co worker etc, and sometimes you stumble upon them… more
75 Patriot Way, Uxbridge Ma~4 Bedroom Colonial for sale
share
Check out this video of 75 Patriot Way http://www. pamcrawford. com/article/6471E4B4-7C4C-4B03-AD6A-ED9D0781C417/75-Patriot-Way, -Uxbridge, -Ma 4 Bedroom Colonial in sought after Uxbridge neighborhood. This spacious… more
Brand New Price~56 Pakachoag~Auburn
share
RE/MAX Professional Associates Pamela Crawford Direct: 508-784-0503 Website or Mobile: http://www. pamcrawfordhomes. com/MPN71495528 E-mail: Pam@PamCrawford. com FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS ANTIQUE… more
Why should I love Spencer? Here is 1 of 52 Reasons
share
There are more than 52 Reasons to love Spencer Ma, but this is just one. Spencer is a small New England town located about 10 miles west of Worcester. It is and easy commute to most major road systems. If you are going east, you can… more
New Price for this Tatnuck Area Home
share
Beautifully maintained Single Fam CRAFTMAN home in Tatnuck area of Worcester. This home features fp liv rm with coffered ceiling~built in cab~and window seat, formal din rm(currently used as den) large eat in kit, office, 3 spacious bedrms and 2. 5… more
5 Things to look for in a Home Inspection
share
The home buying process is a lengthy one, and many buyers rush through or even forgo the home inspection. It's important that you don't make the same mistake! Professional home inspections can save you… more
Single Family Home in Worcester~Open Sunday 6/2/2013 at 12pm-1:30
share
RE/MAX Professional Associates Pamela Crawford Direct: 508-784-0503 Website or Mobile: http://www. pamcrawfordhomes. com/MPN71517362 .. more