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Finding Sinkholes

Feb
8
2017

Another Orlando resort in danger of a sinkhole collapse

Tweet Bahama Bay, a condo resort community just miles from Disney World experienced a terrifying event none of us hope to be a part of. A 30 foot sinkhole opened up the morning of Friday December 9th and forced the evacuation of the building which has since been declared uninhabitable in its current state. Our [...]

Sep
28
2016

Scientists discover deepest oceanic sinkhole in the world

Tweet Scientists have discovered a sinkhole in the ocean off the South China Sea that they believe to be the deepest ever recorded. This one called the Dragon Hole has been recorded at 300 meters or 987 feet deep. The previous record holder was the Blue Hole in the Bahamas at 202 meters. The hole [...]

Sep
9
2016

Sinkholes in NYC?

Tweet Thats right, well kind of. A sinkhole opened up on the Upper West Side of New York swallowing a BMW and part of a dance studio several weeks ago. Granted the sinkhole was the result of a water main break and not necessarily natural causes like we associate with sinkholes here in Florida. In [...]

Sep
5
2016

How does a hurricane affect sinkholes?

Tweet While the two may seem completely unrelated, a hurricane on the surface and a sinkhole below the ground, hurricanes, storms and heavy rains can have a dramatic impact on sinkhole formation. In fact, heavy rain may be the biggest driving force in sinkhole development. Everyone probably thinks of sinkhole activity as a hole below [...]

May
23
2016

Should I pay the $2,500 to get the sinkhole testing done when they tell me I don’t have “structural damage”?

Tweet I say no usually. Of course every situation has to be looked at uniquely but I frequently deter people away from this option. To make sure we understand what it is we are talking about, the current law requires a structural evaluation to determine whether structural damage is present at your home first. If [...]

Aug
17
2013

Orlando Sentinel article does a good job providing a summary of most asked sinkhole questions

Tweet Q&A: What you should know about sinkholes August 12, 2013|By Eloísa Ruano González, Orlando Sentinel A 100-foot-wide sinkhole that swallowed buildings at the Summer Bay Resort near Walt Disney World late Sunday was a sudden — and scary — reminder that sinkholes are a Florida reality. Quick evacuations meant that no one was injured. [...]

Mar
27
2013

Yet another sinkhole opens in Seffner, claim denied

Tweet Yet another sinkhole has opened in Seffner Florida. This one is just down the street from the second one that opened that we discussed previously because we represent that family. We also represent the homeowner of this new situation and it is interesting what we are seeing. Most notably is the fact that this [...]

Mar
13
2013

Sinkhole opens in Missouri on golf course and swallows golfer

Tweet A golfer was enjoying a round in St Louis Missouri on March 8, 2013 when the ground suddenly swallowed him. Mark Mihal actually noticed the smaller hole in the ground while on the 14th fairway and walked over to take a better look. Suddenly Mark found himself at the bottom of an 18 foot [...]

Mar
5
2013

Second sinkhole opens in Seffner, Corless Barfield representing homeowners

Tweet A second sinkhole has opened in Seffner Florida. This time the hole has taken part of a fence and a patio at one home. The home where the sinkhole is largest was already confirmed to have sinkhole activity years earlier. The prior owners left the house to the bank who has the home on [...]

Mar
2
2013

Man swallowed by sinkhole in Seffner, presumed dead

Tweet This story has already gone national within a day of the incident. A 37 year old man in Seffner Florida, Jeff Bush, was swallowed by a cover collapse sinkhole that occurred directly under his bedroom. Jeff Bush was sleeping when around 11:00 pm the earth suddenly opened and took his entire room with it. [...]