Category: Repairing Sinkholes

May 1, 2014 by Morgan Barfield

First, it is not abnormal for your landscape to be harmed or even ruined during the grouting process. They are bringing in large trucks of concrete and drilling holes in your yard after all. You will likely also notice some new damage to the house itself.

February 22, 2014 by Morgan Barfield

Does homeowner’s insurance cover sinkholes? Many homeowners look to their home insurance to fix every problem that occurs. Unfortunately, this is sometimes not the case and depends on your own insurance policy and your level of coverage. For example, if you elected only for catastrophic sinkhole coverage, your insurance will only be there for you…

December 19, 2010 by Morgan Barfield

The problem with the new bill is that it then places a huge monkey on the back of a policyholder. Specifically, if you, as a homeowner, want to dispute the findings of the original engineering firm, you can hire your own expert. Even if your expert does more advance testing, provides a more cohesive explanation for the damage, the insurance company gets the benefit of the doubt.

October 18, 2010 by Morgan Barfield

Once the engineering firm completes it’s evaluation and presents this report, the insurance company may do two things: (1) do the repairs themselves (which rarely happens – called the “election to repair”), or (2) wait for you to get bids from contractors. Getting to your question, then, you are entitled to select a contractor, who will then act upon the specific recommendations made by the engineering firm retained by the insurance company.