Pyrrhotite: half of owners are unaware of the problem

News 7 February, 2018
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    Patricia Hélie

    Wednesday, 7 February 2018 20:10

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    Half of the owners of a house at the risk of being faced with a problem of pyrrhotite in the Mauricie region have still not been to analyze their foundation, at the risk of losing valuable grants to conduct work.

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    In the Mauricie, to be sold, the houses built between 1996 and 2008 must have a certificate proving that they are free of pyrrhotite, since they have one chance in two of having it in their foundation

    Perform a test of pyrrhotite costs between 1200 $ and 1500 $ and allows you to have access to grants to repair her house. A test confirming the presence of pyrrhotite can also start a lawsuit by consulting an attorney.

    Currently, a program to help victims of pyrrhotite allows to obtain a grant of up to $ 70,000 to redo the foundation of a house contaminated. Quebec, however, may decide to terminate its program.

    “Programs, it has a beginning and an end. The program of assistance to victims of pyrrhotite will one day come to an end and on this day, I hope we will be able to help a maximum of people,” stressed the president of the Coalition to help victims of pyrrhotite, Alain Gélinas.