Understanding How to Handle Sinkhole Claims in Florida

Sinkhole Insurance Claims in Florida For many homeowners in Florida, sinkholes cause many issues. One of the most complicated issues related to sinkholes, however, is dealing with insurance claims. Florida laws enforce some very specific requirements on how an insurer may handle sinkhole claims. It is important to understand how the claims process in Florida […]

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Information on the Florida Geological Survey in the State of Florida

How do I find information on jobs with the Florida Geological Survey or the State of Florida Jobs with the Florida Geological Survey, as well as jobs with other area of the State of Florida, are posted on the web. If you are looking for a job with the State, or with the FGS, visit […]

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What happened to the Florida Sinkhole Research Institute (FSRI)?

Sinkhole Research Because they are so common in this area, sinkholes are a serious issue for many people; if a sinkhole opens up on a homeowner or business owners property, it will not only cause foundation issues, but lower the value of the property significantly and make it much more difficult to sell. Homeowners in […]

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Who may I call to obtain further information on insurance in Florida or to issue a complaint about my insurance company?

Sinkhole Insurance Since they are quite common in Florida, it is important that homeowners be completely aware of the risks that sinkholes pose. If a sinkhole opens up underneath your home, it could lead to various foundation issues. Small sinkholes often cause a sinking or settling foundation, or foundation cracks, which can in turn lead […]

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My insurance company has done sinkhole testing at my house, but has not released the reports to us. Is there a way to see if a sinkhole report has been filed on my home address?

Sinkhole Reports Sinkholes are a major problem for many homeowners, especially those that live in sinkhole prone states, such as Florida. They can be a real danger to you and your family; if a small sinkhole develops under or near your home, it could cause foundation issues like a sinking or settled foundation, or foundation […]

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Our insurance company has informed us that the area where we are going to purchase property is listed as a sinkhole area. What does this mean? What can we do about it? Should we buy in that area?

Sinkhole Areas Sinkholes are a common problem in Florida; many homeowners find that their homes are in an area that has developed sinkholes or are prone to develop sinkholes. If a sinkhole does form under or near your home, it could be a danger to your foundation. Sinkholes can open voids beneath the foundation of […]

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I was denied homeowners insurance because there is a sinkhole within one-half mile of my home. What can I do?

Sinkhole Insurance Issues in Florida No one wants to be denied homeowners insurance for any reason. However, situations sometimes lead to insurance companies finding reasons to do just that. Often, a sinkhole in close proximity to your property can be such a reason that insurance companies will argue. Sinkholes are a dangerous issue that can […]

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Is a new construction site tested for sinkholes?

Testing for Sinkholes in Florida While living in Florida is generally great, there are a few difficulties sometimes encountered by Florida resident. One of these difficulties is the potential for the formation of sinkholes. Sinkholes are a dangerous problems, and can be especially troublesome and hazardous on new construction sites. If a sinkhole forms under […]

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I am buying a new home and I want to know if there is a sinkhole disclosure law?

Sinkhole Disclosure Laws in Florida When buying a new home, it is important to be aware of anything on the property that could be potentially dangerous to you and your family. A sinkhole is one of these potential dangers. Sinkholes are depressions or holes in the ground that are caused by the collapse of a […]

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Where can I find available subsidence incident information for a specific area?

Subsidence Incident Reports A subsidence Incident report is an account of a homeowner who reported having a sinkhole on their property. Not all of the reports will have been examined by contractors, so they might not technically be sinkholes this why they are called incident reports.  You can find this information in the Subsidence Incident […]

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