Signs of Florida Sinkholes Every Condo Owner & Condominium Association Should Be Aware Of
By: Jeff Philbin, Helicon Marketing Director
Sometimes you will not have any warning prior to a sinkhole developing, as it may come about within hours or minutes. But other times, there are signs leading up to a sinkhole collapse. When the sinkhole is on the outskirts of the condominium property, you may not be aware of it. However, if the sinkhole in Florida affects a specific condo unit or common areas such as the clubhouse or pool, you will most likely see signs of structural issues. These signs will warn you that something is not right before a sinkhole fully develops.
What are some sinkhole signs to be aware of?
- Cracks in the walls
- Cracks around the door or window frames
- Cracks in the floor or pavement
- Cracks in and around the pool area
- Cracks in the foundation or the structure separating from the foundation
- Not being able to close doors and windows correctly
- Pooling of water on the property
- Slumping or slanting trees or sagging fencing
- Wilting vegetation in small circular areas
When a Florida sinkhole in a condominium happens, it can open up and swallow things such as cars, people, trees and other objects. Serious damage can occur, resulting in people losing their personal belongings, vehicles and even loved ones.
Sometimes, when a sinkhole is just forming, and you contact the insurance carrier, they may claim that the damage is related to another problem on your property. It is wise to talk to an experienced Florida sinkhole insurance claim attorney before proceeding with your condominium sinkhole damage claim, so you do not have to go down this road alone.
Sometimes these situations can be complicated, and the insurance adjuster may not want to pay you what your claim is worth. Make sure your rights in a Florida condominium insurance claim are protected.
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Helicon is the premier geotech construction company in Florida. Based out of Tampa, FL. we are a licensed general contractor leading the industry in full-service geotech construction work.
We are experts in pre-construction, soil and structural stabilization, & sinkhole repair. As the premier provider of geotech construction services throughout the state of Florida for nearly 15 years, Helicon prides itself on providing high quality service, for both insurance companies and private customers with handling all repairs and pre-construction work for both residential and commercial projects. We strive to exceed everyone’s expectations.
Helicon has successfully completed thousands of projects in the state of Florida with a focus on the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, including the surrounding counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Citrus and Marion counties. Our professional Helicon Teams are trained and equipped with the tools and expertise needed to execute a flawless and professional experience using the latest technology to repair or prevent for your particular project.
We invest in our teams ensuring they remain up to date on the latest industry technology and training. Our Office Teams will answer all your questions, provide professional service, give knowledgeable advice, and execute a project that will fully satisfy our customers.