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 my insurance just cover the cost of repairing the house, or does it also cover the cost to fix the sinkhole? If you have the standard sinkhole coverage, sinkhole insurance covers the cost to stabilize the land and the foundation of the home. Additionally, the insurance company must pay you the replacement cost of…

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.