Manchester, Connecticut

Defective Concrete and Crumbling Foundation Information


Manchester is one of roughly twenty municipalities in Northeastern Connecticut known to have properties built using defective concrete used in building foundations.  Recently passed legislation has allowed owners of properties built with defective concrete to receive a reduced property assessment if their property is impacted by defective concrete.  If your property is impacted by defective concrete, you must have a licensed, professional engineer inspect your property, and that engineer was provide you with a report that indicates your property has defective concrete.  A copy of that report must be filed with the Office of Assessment & Collection, and the assessment staff must inspect your property.  At this point, if you have not previously filed your engineering report with the Town of Manchester, it is likely that your assessment reduction will take effect with the Grand List (tax list) of October 1, 2017, which coincides with the tax bills payable beginning in July 2018. If you believe your property may have defective concrete, you may find out more about the process of receiving a reduced assessment here:
Town of Manchester, Defective Concrete Cover Letter & Application- July 2016

The recently adopted legislation regarding defective concrete is online at this link:

In addition, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection also has more information about defective concrete at this link:

The Town of Manchester recommends that anyone with a home built in 1983 or later examine their foundation and review the information above to determine if your home might be impacted.

Further information regarding the defective concrete issue in Manchester, and questions or concerns can be address by calling 860-647-3011, or e-mailing or