Is there a database showing all sinkholes in Florida?

Sinkhole Databases There isn’t a database showing ALL sinkholes, but the Florida Geological Survey maintains a database of reported subsidence incidents. This is a representation of property owners who reported their sinkholes.The database contains many reported sinkholes, however, most have not been verified by professionals and they are collectively called “subsidence incidents”. This database is helpful, […]

Read More

Is there a safe area of Florida in which to live with no chance of sinkholes?

Florida Geology Technically, no. The entire state of Florida is underlain with carbonate rocks, therefor, theoretically sinkholes could for anywhere. However,some areas definitely have higher risk of development than others.   In general, areas of the state where limestone is close to surface, or areas with deeper limestone but with a conducive configuration of water […]

Read More

I am buying a house with a repaired sinkhole under the foundation. Is this safe?

Repaired Sinkholes Foundation Professionals of Florida is not the only sinkhole company around. It is possible that another company has fixed the sinkhole underneath a home you are looking to purchase. Different foundation repair companies use different techniques for filling sinkholes, it would be wise to talk to the current owners or real estate agent […]

Read More

Is there any way to have my property evaluated as to the risk of a sinkhole forming?

Sinkhole Risk Evaluation If you are serious about having your property evaluated, then there are professional geologists and geotechnical engineering consultants with a staff that can perform a variety of tests.  These tests will attempt to locate underground pockets and buried cavities which might form sinkholes. Hiring these types of contractors is not cheap, their testing […]

Read More

What is the Sinkhole Risk Factor Associated with my Area?

Sink Hole Risk Factors Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no technology with the ability to predict the time and location of sinkholes.  These geological events occur in result of underground caves and pockets collapsing from the pressure of soil above.  There are (extremely expensive) professional geological inspectors that can assess the soil condition and […]

Read More

Do I need a permit to fill a sinkhole?

Sinkhole Filling If you have a sinkhole that is not effecting your home directly, but is on your property, then it is possible to fill on your own.  It is important to note, that there is a lot to understand and be aware of when filling a sinkhole.  First of all it is always a […]

Read More

Can a home inspector determine if there is a sinkhole on a property? Or determine if a property is more likely to have a sinkhole

Sinkhole Predictability and Inspection If you are looking for an inspector to examine your property you will want to find one that is a licensed geologist.  A proper inspector will  be able to examine your home and tell you if a sinkhole exists.  The problem is, however, that if there’s not currently a sinkhole it […]

Read More

Is there a government agency available to help fix a hole on my property?

Private Property Sinkholes Sinkholes are by far one of the most scary and intimidating obstacles that you might face as a homeowner.  Living in Florida, the chances of you having to deal with such issues is much higher than living in other parts of the country. We understand your desire for a government agency’s help […]

Read More

Is there a government agency that will come and inspect my sinkhole?

Is there a Government Agency for Sinkholes At the moment there is currently no government agency with the responsibility and authority of inspecting and servicing sinkholes in Florida. Often the Florida Geological Survey (FGS) receives calls from homeowners all over the state who have had the unfortunate experience of sinkhole. However, they do not have […]

Read More

Will watering our lawn lower the water table level and thus, cause sinkholes to develop in our neighborhood?

Lawn Watering and Sinkholes Sinkholes are the result of underground water eroding limestone.  This erosion causes small underground pockets and caves, when the ceiling of these areas can no longer support the weight of the sediment above, it collapses. Causing a sinkhole.   There are multiple events that might trigger a sinkhole to collapse, however, […]

Read More

Search
Archives
Categories
Steel Pier for Florida Foundation Repair
Contact Us Today for A Free Estimate
LEARN MORE
Call Now