Congressman Joe Courtney Meets with UConn Engineers about Crumbling Concrete Research

Congressman Joe Courtney met with UConn engineers at the Storrs campus this March to discuss ongoing research efforts related to the crumbling concrete foundations that have affected over thirty-five thousand homeowners in northeastern Connecticut. UConn researchers hope to validate a method that may be used to accurately determine the quantity of pyrrhotite in concrete. 

Congressman Courtney later tweeted about the meeting, saying, “A uniform test method and rating system for homes with potential #crumbling foundations will be a crucially important step for understanding the scope of the problem, and will help to provide clarity to homeowners and home-buyers. @UConnEngineer is working to make that happen.”