Category: Finding Sinkholes

March 24, 2010 by Morgan Barfield

My suggestion would be for you to make some kind of record of the damage, either through photographing the damage along side a ruler, and noting the date. Go back to the same damage weeks later, with the same ruler and photograph the damage again. This will provide you a basis to fully understand the nature of the damage, and whether it is active.

March 22, 2010 by Morgan Barfield

I would suggest going to the county of a home where you are interested and obtaining a copy of the building department file, and search the building permits. While you are at it, you may want to do the same thing for the homes on the lots adjacent to the home, to see if there has been any damage. Sinkhole problems are very common in Central Florida, and it is worth taking these additional steps before you commit to buying a home.

March 16, 2010 by Morgan Barfield

What makes a sinkhole? Sinkholes are one of the only causes of damage actually defined by Florida sinkhole laws. One of the reasons there had to be a legal definition, is that otherwise, you could ask two different geologists the question “what is a sinkhole” and you’d get two different answers. This can cause a…

September 19, 2009 by Morgan Barfield

The State of Florida keeps rather detailed data on all reported sinkhole claims and several governmental entities have used that data to create maps exhibiting the most prominent areas for sinkhole claims. The Florida Geological Survey provides a Florida sinkhole map (PDF).