Posted October 4, 2017

Connecticut condos are lifted for foundation replacement

Building weighing 336 tons is lifted seven feet to allow new foundation pour.

Eight attached condominiums weighing 336 tons in Vernon, Conn., were lifted 7 feet so deteriorating concrete could be removed and replaced with a new basement foundation. The crumbling in many structures throughout the state reportedly is happening because of a naturally occurring mineral used in concrete mixes from 1983 to 2013.

After more than a month of being hoisted seven feet up in the air, a set of eight attached condos in Vernon is almost back at ground level after work to address the crumbling foundation problem.

The project was undertaken as condo owners grappled with the crumbling concrete crisis in north central and eastern Connecticut.

The painstaking process included hammering out all the old concrete and pouring the new basement.

The Lakeview Condo Association spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to lift the 221-foot, 336-ton building.

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Source: New Foundation for Vernon Condo After Concrete Crumbles - NBC Connecticut