Massive Sinkhole Threatens Tampa Neighborhood
Expanding Sinkhole in Spring Hill, FL
A slowly expanding sinkhole in the Tampa area is threatening homes in one neighborhood in Spring Hill, Florida. At least one of the homes has been evacuated due to the 40 foot wide sinkhole and the rest of the neighborhood residents are concerned it will spread to their adjoining properties.
Sinkholes are common in Florida due to the fact that the ground consists of mostly limestone. This limestone dissolves over time from acid that is created from the oxygen in water, creating voids underneath the limestone roof. When the dirt, clay or sand gets too heavy for the limestone roof, it can collapse and form a sinkhole.
Sinkholes are formed naturally but they can be triggered by heavy rainfall, drought followed by heavy rainfall, tropical storms and human activity. Some of the most common activities by people that causes sinkholes are:
- Pumping of groundwater during freezes to pump on oranges and strawberries to keep them from being damaged
- Well drilling
- Creating landfills
- Leaking broken water lines
- Pounding or blasting from constructions
The sinkhole that is threatening the Spring Hill neighborhood is roughly 40 feet deep. It has drawn many curious passersby. Many of the residents dropped sinkhole insurance because it became too expensive.
Solutions for Sinkholes in Tampa, Florida
The experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida have the knowledge and tools for sinkhole repair. We use compaction grouting and void filling. Our compaction grouting will firm the loose soil and close the hole. One of the other advantages of compaction grouting is that it will increase the density in the layers of your soil that surround your property. The grout will mix with the soil and firm up the ground to prevent further sinkholes in the future. Some of the sings that a sinkhole may be forming around your property are:
- Cracked walls
- Cracked floors
- Unlevel or sloping floors
- Windows and doors sticking
- Leaning chimney
- Garage column cracks
Don’t wait until a sinkhole forms. Let Foundation Professionals of Florida give you peace of mind and repair your property before a bigger issue comes up. We use the best products in the industry that are manufactured by Earth Contact Products.
Foundation Professionals of Florida are experts in stabilizing Florida soil. We will evaluate your property and answer all of our question and provide sinkhole remediation. We have over 30 years of experience in geotechnical sciences. Protect your investment and don’t let your home or neighborhood make the news due to a sinkhole. We will prevent a sinkhole from forming and also repair a sinkhole before it becomes even bigger.
Don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Foundation Professionals of Florida to help with any of your sinkhole remediation needs.