Many houses in Mauricie are struggling with pyrrhotite problems.
Some homeowners struggling with pyrrhotite can finally claim victory. An out-of-court settlement has been reached for two new groups of pyrrhotite victims.
The owners affected by this agreement are those of wave 2A and 2C. This concerns houses built between 1996 and 2003 and 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Last May, a similar agreement was reached for the 497 buildings grouped in wave 2B.< /p>
It had set the stage for all the other residential settlements that were the subject of legal proceedings, explained Me Pierre Soucy, a lawyer who represents victims of pyrrhotite, in an interview with Toujours le morning.
Me Pierre Soucy, lawyer for pyrrhotite victims, in an interview on the show Toujours le matin
The case of the victims of pyrrhotite is not yet settled. Me Soucy hopes that a trial will take place next May regarding commercial buildings and multi-unit dwellings.
These buildings are part of another group, since residential buildings have basements, but the rest have backfilled foundations inside and out.
Expert opinion [is] that there could be behavior a little different with regard to the concrete of these properties, adds Me Soucy.