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Repairing Sinkholes

Apr
14
2016

Do homeowners have to repair their sinkhole homes?

Tweet Where or not homeowners are entitled to monetary awards or whether they are forced to actually repair their home with any insurance benefits paid out has been a hotly contested debate for years. The debate stems from language in the sinkhole statutes that says insurance companies do not have to issue payment for the [...]

Nov
18
2013

Sinkhole in Dunedin, I'm sure you have heard

Tweet I am guessing I am not telling you anything you do not know if you follow sinkhole news but there was a massive sinkhole in Dunedin that opened up last week resulting in at least two homes having to be destroyed. The hole opened after several days of grouting had taken place. The hole [...]

Sep
6
2013

Tower Hill admits they were wrong but, not until a year after trial

Tweet We tried a case against Tower Hill last year where the sole issue was does chemical grout need to be performed at the property in addition to the compaction grout that the insurance company’s engineer recommended. The engineer for Tower Hill was SDII and at trial SDII testified that no way would chemical grout [...]

Sep
4
2013

Am I getting a fair offer to settle from my insurance company?

Tweet Q: I have a home with sink hole activity. My insurance company has offered me a cash settlement as soon as they received their engineer’s report.Their offer does not not cover their engineer’s estimate for ground settlement and their estimator’s cost for cosmetic repair.I am preparing a counter offer to cover these estimates. Also [...]

Jun
4
2013

What to consider when buying a sinkhole home

Tweet Hello, my wife and i found this great property with a very nice home, however there is unprepared sinkhole damage. We have copies of the damage and what needs to be done to fix it. My question is how would we go about actually purchasing the property, we have some cash but not enough [...]

May
10
2013

What is organic material and how does it affect a home?

Tweet My insurance company denied my sinkhole claim and stated that the damage to my home was caused by organic material. What does that mean? Organic material is one of the causes of distress to a residence here in Florida. Organic material can consist of many different things but the result is similar….it is bad [...]

Apr
26
2013

If you have multiple problems causing damage to your home, the carrier may be responsible to fix all of them

Tweet Many things can cause damage to a house here in Florida. The obvious being hurricanes and storms and the less obvious being below the ground. We all know about sinkholes but many other conditions exist that can cause settlement of a property. Two things we deal with a lot here in Florida are clay [...]

Feb
9
2013

Why do I need an engineer in addition to the repair company

Tweet Q: I am ready to begin the repairs to my house and as I have started looking for a contractor I am learning that I also need to hire a engineer to monitor the work. Why do I need both? generic viagra in canada Both have different roles and are independently important. The contractor [...]

Feb
6
2013

What foundation repair contractors are best?

Tweet Q: Can you direct me to what foundation repair contractors are best? There are a ton of contractors doing foundation repair work these days and it is tough to sort them out. I will give you several general rules to live by. First, you should decide what repair plan you want on your own [...]

Apr
23
2012

Will insurance companies pay for underpinning?

Tweet Q: I just found out 4 weeks ago that I have sink hole activity.My insurance comapny has not denied the claim however they want to grout my home and I do not agree with this kind of repair on my $700,000 home. I have no MTG. They currently want to give me $200,000 for [...]