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Homeowners with crumbling foundations meet with lawmakers

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SOUTH WINDSOR, CT (WFSB) -

Dozens of homeowners with crumbling foundations met with state leaders in South Windsor on Monday night, trying to get answers.

Hundreds of people in northeast Connecticut are living with failing foundations, all having been installed by the same contractor.

On Monday, state lawmakers, including Senator Tim Larson and the Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris discussed the problem and offered advice to homeowners.

Tim Heim, of Willington, said the meeting was nice but homeowners need help quickly.

“We are still in the same situation as we were nine months ago there is no financial relief in sight. If you ask an elected official what they have done and what they are doing to come up with, a financial resolution for the victims, you will not get an answer,” Heim said.

Many state lawmakers and victims believe insurance companies should help the homeowners, but so far they have refused the claims.

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