Florida Sinkhole

Sinkhole Spring Cleaning in Florida

Sinkhole Spring Cleaning in Florida

Spring in Florida is upon us and with it brings the site of bright yellow flowers and trees! The showy tabebuia tree announces springtime in Florida, with varieties that flower in pink, lavender-pink, and its signature yellow. It's a time of renewal for nature and brings about new life to our lawns and gardens. We often use this time as our annual deep cleaning for our home before the rains of spring and summer come shortly after.

About 40% of US Land Is at Risk for Sinkholes

About 40% of US Land Is at Risk for Sinkholes

The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 35 to 40% of all the land in the U.S. is susceptible to sinkholes. While giant sinkholes often make news, smaller sinkholes are also exceptionally costly to homeowners. In 2009, the average sinkhole claim cost Florida insurance companies over $86,000 for cracked driveways, walls, and foundations. In that year, insurance companies paid out over $97 million.

The ‘angst-inspiring’ insurance reality of sink holes – Chubb

The ‘angst-inspiring’ insurance reality of sink holes – Chubb

The United States of America is currently enjoying strong economic momentum. Spending in the construction industry hit record highs towards the end of 2017, alongside positive gains in the manufacturing industry, according to data from The Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

What to Know If You're Buying a Sinkhole Home

What to Know If You're Buying a Sinkhole Home

There is nothing inherently wrong with buying a home with a repaired sinkhole. However, buying such a home does require a level of caution and diligence and requires various documentation. In fact, buying a home with a repaired sinkhole may turn out to be in your favor, as these homes can be more affordable than homes with no known sinkhole activity. Whenever you are buying a home in Florida, it is wise to examine the surrounding area as well.

Sinkholes: How do they form, What causes them 7 states are more prone to sinkholes, U.S. Geological Survey says

Sinkholes: How do they form, What causes them 7 states are more prone to sinkholes, U.S. Geological Survey says

Florida law defines a sinkhole as a,  "landform created by subsidence of soil, sediment, or rock as underlying strata are dissolved by groundwater. A sinkhole forms by collapse into subterranean voids created by dissolution of limestone or dolostone or by subsidence as these strata are dissolved."