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, but not completely accurate. Most reports cluster around populated areas because that is where the most people are to call in. However, numerous subsidence features may also occur in fields and forests, many of which go unseen and unreported. Also, the reported data only covers the period from 1954 to present. Many earlier subsidence incidents are unrecorded.
If you notice a sinkhole on or near your property, the first order of business to contact local law enforcement. The can cordon of the area and make sure that no one is harmed. If the hole is on your property you will want to contact your insurance company as well as a structural engineer and foundation repair company. Foundation Pro’s of Florida is an expert foundation repair and sinkhole filling company. You can count on us to take care of the problem in a timely and efficient manner.
Having the right foundation repair company is necessary to the well being of you and your home. The foundation is the most integral part of any structure, it disperses the weight of the building to the soil below. Therefor, if your foundation is damage and dysfunctional your home will begin to sink and settle into the soil. This could lead to a multitude of issues, including wall cracks, sticking windows and doors, and basement water seepage. You need a company that will take care of you when you need it most. Count on Foundation Professionals of Florida. We are here to serve you.