New Sinkhole in Fort Lauderdale, FL Road

Water Main Breaks Causes Sinkhole to Form Just over two weeks ago, a large sinkhole opened up in a road near Davie Boulevard and Southwest 24th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This sinkhole was the result of a 6-inch water main break at about 4:30 a.m. on Monday, February 27th. Once the water main broke, […]

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Sinkhole Alley in Florida

Sinkholes in Sinkhole Alley Sinkhole activity seems to be increasing over the years. On the news, you hear stories about the major destruction it causes, swallowing everything in its path. However, this growing problem is simply due to Florida’s expanding population. As Florida continues to grow, more people are moving to Central Florida, also known […]

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Sinkhole Damages Buildings at Popular Resort in Clermont, FL

Sinkhole Damage at Resort A 60-foot wide sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, FL collapsed one three-story building forcing 35 people to be evacuated. Luckily, the guests called for help before the collapse after hearing loud noises and windows cracking. A quick-thinking guard who witnessed a window blowing out evacuated everyone and saved lives […]

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What are the Hazards of Sinkholes?

 Florida Sinkhole Hazards Sinkholes are a common problem for people throughout the United States, but are especially prevalent in the state of Florida. Here is an overview of how sinkholes form and the problems that are caused by their formation: Heavy downpours of rain can trigger sinkhole activity in a drought situation. Sinkholes have […]

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What is a Sinkhole?

What are Sinkholes? A sinkhole is a natural depression or hole in the ground that is caused by the collapse of the surface layer. Sinkholes vary in size and may form gradually or suddenly. The sinkholes that form in Florida are usually caused by karst processes, which are the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks such […]

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What is Florida’s Sinkhole Alley and How can You Protect Your Home if You Live There?

What is Sinkhole Alley? Sinkhole Alley is located in the counties of Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough in the west central area of Florida. It accounts for more than two-thirds of sinkhole insurance claims between 2006 and 2010. According to recent incidents in Florida, sinkholes seem to be occurring more frequent even though they have always […]

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What Kind of Sinkholes are There?

Types of Sinkholes Florida is known to have sinkholes due to the limestone that makes up the soil. When the acid from rainwater mixes with the limestone, it dissolves the limestone causing voids to form. These voids can eventually lead to a sinkhole. There are three general types of sinkholes. They are: Subsidence Solution Collapse […]

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Florida’s Sinkholes

Mapping Florida’s Sinkholes: Understanding the Sinkhole Threat Sinkholes can form anywhere in Florida, but the highest activity level occurs in west central Florida because of the karst limestone environment. There are several influences that increase the risk of sinkhole activity such as long-term weather conditions, heavy acidic rains, and drought-like conditions. The regional map on […]

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Where are Sinkholes Most Common in Florida and Why?

All of Florida is at Risk for Sinkholes For many homeowners in Florida, sinkholes can be a huge problem. If a sinkhole opens beneath your foundation, it can cause serious foundation issues and structural damage. Not only are sinkholes a danger to you and your family, but they can also lower the value of your […]

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Understanding the Legalities of Sinkholes in Flordia

Florida Sinkhole Legalities The high content of limestone and other dissolved rocks in the soil in Florida causes it to erode easily, forming underground voids. When the ceiling of these voids collapse, they form the phenomenon known as a sinkhole, a common problem for many Florida homeowners. When these sinkholes open beneath existing buildings, they […]

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