A sinkhole is a natural depression or hole that develops on the Earth’s surface. Sinkholes can be as small as a few square feet or as large as many hundreds of square feet. Similarly, sinkhole depths can vary from a few inches deep to many feet. In some instances, sinkholes can even be hundreds of feet deep.
What causes a sinkhole?
Often the cause of a sinkhole is erosion underground, particularly of limestone, the collapse of an underground cave, or when water underground changes its direction and pattern of subterranean erosion. Further depression of an underground water table is also a possible cause of sinkholes. Like a slow acting earthquake, sinkholes can have drastic results on surface structures and can devastate property.
What can I do about my sinkhole damage?
If a sinkhole affects your property, you should consider asking an expert to review the magnitude of the damage and any hidden damage. Public Adjusters are here licensed and trained to assist you in similar ways as insurance company adjusters, except they are using their expertise to work for you, the policyholder.