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Common Florida Soil Problems: Shrinking, Swelling, & Subsiding Soils

Florida Soil Problems The soil beneath homes and businesses in Florida contain earth materials that can cause these structures to become damaged. Soil in Florida shrinks and swells depending on the moisture content. When the soil becomes wet, it will swell and when it is dry, it shrinks. With this fluctuation of the water table […]

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What is a Geotechnical Engineer?

When it comes to sinkhole repair, geotechnical engineers are extremely useful. They have the skills and expertise in sinkhole forensic investigations that analyze decaying organic material, expansive soils, loose fill, construction defects, and much more. Geotechnical engineers are fully trained to inspect and test your property for sinkhole activity by examining soil and rock conditions. […]

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What are the Most Common and Effective Solutions for Sinkholes in Florida?

Florida sits on top of a layer of limestone which makes the entire state vulnerable to sinkholes. Sinkholes are extremely common, causing major damage to homes, buildings and other structures. That’s why it is important to inspect the interior and exterior of your property for sinkhole activity. Look for telltale signs such as: Cracks in […]

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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 is Sinkhole Insurance and What Does it Cover for Your Florida Home?

Sinkhole Insurance in Florida Florida experiences more sinkhole activity than any other state. There is a Florida Statute that requires every insurer to also provide coverage for catastrophic ground collapse. However, this may not cover sinkhole damage. The law defines sinkhole damage differently than catastrophic ground collapse. The law defines a sinkhole as “a landform created […]

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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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How Do I Know if my Home has Sinkhole Damage or Just Normal Settlement Cracks

Sinkhole Damage or Settlement Cracks? Many of the signs of sinkhole damage and settlement damage are the same. Some of these signs that can either be from settlement or from a sinkhole forming on your property are: Foundation cracks Wall cracks Garage column cracks Leaning chimney Sloping floors Sticking doors and windows Ceiling cracks Floor […]

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Recent Sinkhole Events in Florida are a Reminder to Be Prepared

Sinkholes in Florida Seem to Be More and More Common Massive sinkholes in Florida have been making headline news lately. You hear more stories about the ground opening up and swallowing people, cars, parking lots and even homes. In 2013, a Tampa, FL home suddenly collapsed swallowing a bedroom with a man inside. Just recently […]

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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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160-Foot Sinkhole Remediation – Suwannee, FL

Large Sinkhole in Suwannee, Florida More people are moving to Florida, making this state the third most populous state in the United States. The beaches are beautiful and the cost of living is low. That’s wonderful news for Floridians because it attracts more revenue, but newcomers aren’t aware of the common occurrences of sinkholes. A […]

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