Sinkholes are depressions or a collapse of the land surface as the limestone below cracks and develops fractures. Acidic waters seeping through the soil lead to the breakdown over long periods of time.
While these types of events often occur after a high accumulation of rainfall in a brief period of time, they can also take place in extremely dry conditions, as the water table below the surface drops or dries out.
Think you might have a sinkhole?
If you think you have a sinkhole on your property:
Mark and secure the hole. Keep children and pets away.
If the hole is directly affecting the house, stay outside of the dewlling.
Call your property insurance adjuster and report it immediately.
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