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Florida Sinkhole Repair: What You Need to Know

Why Florida Sinkholes Should be Repaired ASAP Sinkholes are a major issue for homeowners in Florida. If they open suddenly, they may swallow up your part of your home, your car, or your garage, and you may even be in danger of falling into them. This poses a serious risk to you and your family. […]

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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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Sinkholes are a Concern for Waterfront Homes in Florida

Sinkholes Concerns for Waterfront Homes in Florida The view of living in a waterfront home in Florida can be very inviting. There can also be the constant struggle of trying to save the property from a devastating sinkhole. Florida is infamously known for sinkholes. That is because of the limestone terrain. Limestone is very porous […]

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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 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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Sinkholes are a Drain in the Florida Economy

Don’t let Sinkholes Drain your Checkbook Florida has the largest number of sinkholes in the United States. The entire state of Florida is made out of limestone. The solubility of limestone in water and weak acid solutions leads to karst landscapes in which water erodes the limestone. When groundwater goes through limestone, it erodes the […]

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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 […]

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Dealing With Sinkholes in Florida

How to Deal with Florida Sinkhole Repair It seems the news has been filled with stories regarding sinkholes in Florida. Of course the ones we hear of in the news have caused great damage or even death. Recently there was the huge sinkhole that swallowed part of a Disney resort. Florida is notorious for giant […]

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