New legislation aims to help homeowners facing a difficult and expensive problem, because the foundations of their homes are crumbling.
Senator Anne Gobi said nearly 1,500 Massachusetts homes were built with contaminated concrete and repairs could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Gobi said they first learned about the issue in Connecticut.
Lawmakers there were able to get homeowners a tax write-off for the repairs.
Sen. Gobi and others want Massachusetts to do the same.
Right now, the state is offering reimbursement to homeowners who test their foundation.
"Unfortunately it is extremely expensive if a person does find out they have this. The only way to make it better is to remove the foundation, which requires you taking your home off the foundation, take down the old foundation and pour a new one. So it is not inexpensive at all. And unfortunately, right now, insurance does not cover that, and there are people that probably don’t want to have their foundations tested because they’re afraid to find out what the news might be," said Sen. Gobi.
Sen. Gobi said they are working closely with Connecticut to help impacted homeowners.
Massachusetts lawmakers are set to visit a home affected by the concrete in Wales on April 6.