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Sinkhole Warning Signs

Signs of a sinkhole can vary depending on the type of sinkhole you may have. There are many factors that may indicate sinkhole activity is present at your property.

Sinkhole Symptoms at Your Home, Condo or Building

Florida’s unique geography seems to spawn sinkholes and thousands of them occur throughout the state. Here are the most common sinkhole symptoms at your home, condominium or commercial building:
1.  Cracking of the exterior walls (possible stair-step pattern)
2.  Cracking in exterior porches, decks, sidewalks or driveways
3.  Cracking around in-ground pools or pool decks or lanais
4.  Separation of the foundation from the soil
5.  Cracking of interior walls, ceilings or floors
6.  Cracking around the frames of doors, windows or in the corners of rooms
7.  Separation of the walls from the floor or ceiling
8.  Tilting, un-leveling or sinking of the floor
9.  Doors or windows sticking or jamming or not otherwise working correctly
10. Unexplained or unusual water stains on the floor, walls or ceiling
11. Unusual or rapidly developing depressions on the ground in or around your property – which repeatedly re-form despite filling them.
12. Slanting of trees or landscaping or fence posts or a noticeable change to anything affixed to the ground
13. Excessive ‘standing’ water in your yard/lawn or exposure of tree roots or dying vegetation
14. Excessive leakage from your in-ground pool
15. Unexplained loud sounds (as your building is slowly being pulled apart)
16. Known sinkhole activity in your neighborhood, especially in close proximity to your home, condominium or commercial building.

Other indicators of possible sinkhole activity are high water bills and plumbing problems. If you think sinkhole activity may be present at your property, call a Sinkhole Attorney today.  Most Sinkhole Attorneys offer a free consultation and will come to your property to answer questions and view damage.