Category: Insurance Policies and Coverage Issues

September 24, 2009 by Morgan Barfield

Which is better: chemical or cement grouting to repair sinkhole damage? The most common methods for fixing a house with sinkhole damage, from what we've seen as sinkhole lawyers, have been the combined use of grouting and underpinning. Many engineering firms, until very recently, even if they called for grouting, only used deep compaction grouting…

September 22, 2009 by Morgan Barfield

Can filing a sinkhole claim lead to my homeowners insurance being canceled? HTTP://FASTHOMEWORKK.COM/ A troubling trend has seemed to emerge recently of carriers canceling or non-renewing their insureds while they are in the process of still adjusting a sinkhole claim. As we know, sinkhole claims can be a long process, often requiring many separate stages…

August 28, 2009 by Morgan Barfield

I”?m getting a lot of runaround with my sinkhole claim. Who bears ultimate responsibility for the repair strategy for sinkhole damage, the insurance company or the engineering firm? The issue of whether a sinkhole property should be fixed with “grout only” versus the use of underpinning, supplemental chemical grouting, or geotechnical based fix remains a…