I bought my house in Stafford Springs in September 2013 from a seller I knew personally. I asked the realtor to be honest with me about any repairs the house might need. She kept telling me the only issue was the plumbing in the upstairs bathroom. I asked about the frame and foundation of the house, with no response.
Every day and night I was hearing CRACKING noises. I thought it was the small 8×8 deck settling on back of my house. No such luck. My daughter and kids were living with me at the time. My daughter showed me how the foundation is CRACKING, CRUMBLING, and FLAKING AWAY.
Some of the cracks range in size from 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch thick. It’s a total disgrace that my basement walls look like a jigsaw puzzle. I measured the upstairs hallway’s structure, and within the last six months to a year, the house is falling in about 3/16 of an inch. The cracking is getting bigger each and every day. My daughter and children had to move out out for FEAR of the foundation’s crumbling, cracking, and flaking.
I lay in bed at nights hearing the foundation cracking most, just waiting for it to CAVE IN! I’m a disabled single dad. I cannot afford anything, I believe with my whole heart that the realtor knew about the foundation’s problem, but withheld life-saving information. A concrete contractor told me he came to this home to patch up some of the cracking foundation. Problems which were withheld from me. Again, I cannot afford to replace my home.
– Homeowner, Stafford Springs