unrepaired Sinkhole homes
The information below gives a very brief overview of the types of Florida sinkholes that can damage your home. If you would like additional information please contact me.
(Cover-collapse sinkholes) These types of Florida sinkholes occur abruptly and are deep holes in the ground with steep sides. These sinkholes are often initiated by fluctuations in the water-table. Water levels fluctuate, the roof of the cavity is then stressed and damaged. When the water-table decreases too much, the cavity walls become unsupported. The ceiling (or top) becomes too weak to hold the heavy clay and mud (called the overburden) which causes the ceiling to collapse, hence forming the Florida sinkhole.
SOLUTION SINKHOLES (Dissolution sinkholes) If the overburden (mud and/or clay) is thin or absent, the surface of the limestone bedrock will become eroded from ground (or surface) water as well as wind. A depression will naturally form over time, causing a bowl shaped indentation with chemical breakdown of the rock.
SUBSIDENCE SINKHOLES (Cover-subsidence sinkholes) This type of Florida sinkhole will appear as a concave depression in the ground. They are a few feet in diameter and depth. Cavities in the limestone fill with clay and sand, sediments fill the depression hence, a lake is formed due to the accumulation of water caused by a restricted flow.
Many ponds and lakes in Florida
are a result of
has more sinkhole homes than any place in this country. Many
people believe that
sinkhole damage to a house can be caused only when a large
hole in the ground opens up and swallows a home. I have only
seen this happen 10 time in all my years of doing real estate.
Many times there is actually no void under the house at all. The
ground is unstable due to fine sand, clay, or organic material
(Mud). This causes the house foundation to be unstable. The big
expense is to make sure you have no problems in the future. In
many homes I see there is very little visible damage to the
property. Yet the
and stabilization of a damaged
can run over $150,000.00. This is due to the amount of repair
necessary to prevent future instability. The insurance companies
(some times with the
help of a good
will pay off a homeowner's insurance policy to there limits of
|This Map Depicts by Color the areas in Florida that are more and less likely to have sinkhole development.|
Lawyers vs. Insurance Company
If you feel that your insurance company is not living up to their obligations, please contact me. Many insurance companies are failing to honor submitted claims for Florida sinkhole damaged homes stating that the damage is due to soil settling, (not covered by insurance) and not due to a "valid" Florida sinkhole. The insurance company will often hire engineers that make determinations favorable to their best interest and unfavorable to the homeowner that is living the nightmare of property damage caused by a Florida sinkhole. The last thing a homeowner needs is to be taken advantage of and it is possible that a reputable Florida sinkhole attorney can get you more money for your sinkhole damaged home.
If you have a
Florida sinkhole house on your property you are
required by law
to disclose the sink hole damage to any potential buyer. It is imperative you
deal with the Florida sinkhole house as soon as possible to prevent further structural
damage to your home. If you have not already done so, please contact your insurance company and have
them check for the needed sinkhole repairs. Have a qualified engineer inspect your
home. Many times it is necessary to have a lawyer represent you in dealings
with your Florida insurance company.
Did you know?
Florida sinkholes are a natural component of Florida's landscape. A lake is a sinkhole full of water.
If You're Ready to Sell Your Sinkhole Damaged Home.
Often, homeowners of a sink hole damaged home want nothing more than to be rid of the problem they are in. They feel unsafe in the home or they just cannot deal with the time and expense of repairing their damaged sink hole home. If you are the owner of a home that has unrepaired sinkhole damage , call me for prompt and professional solutions. Work for the seller of the unrepaired sinkhole damaged home. I will help you to alleviate the situation you are in.
Having an unrepaired sink hole home can be very difficult. I specialize in selling these unrepaired sinkhole homes in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas and Pasco counties and throughout Florida.
Repairing a sinkhole home is an expensive, time consuming, and messy ordeal. I can help. Let me handle your problems. I will give you a top dollar offer on your unrepaired sink hole home. You can use the money to buy a new home, one with no foundation problems. Most of my sinkhole homes are in Spring Hill, Port Richey, and Holiday, Florida.
Has your Florida home has been damaged by a sink hole. I will give you a top dollar offer.
You may ask why I would want your sink hole damaged house and the answer is simple.
I Buy, Rehab, Rent, and Sell Residential Real Estate and sink hole damaged homes and property in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Hernando Counties. I have many years of experience with damaged property and sellers trust me to do what's in their best interest. If you have a sink hole and your home is located in Tampa, Clearwater, Brooksville, Hudson, Holiday, Clearwater or anywhere in Florida, please contact me for assistance. We are here to help. Tampa Florida
What is my unrepaired sinkhole house worth?
The value of the house will be affected greatly by the sinkhole. The fair market value of a repaired sinkhole home is between ten and twenty percent lower than a home without sinkhole damage. This can be very upsetting to home owners as the nation already is facing a decrease in home value.Sinkhole Effects on Market Value of the Home
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