Tag: What causes sinkholes?

9Mar 2015

Sinkholes and Denied Claims

By Robert Armstead

It’s distressing for homeowners to discover cracks in the walkways, pool deck, and driveway at their house.  The cracks become more worrisome when they grow into a trip hazard.  It’s a bigger headache when whatever is causing the cracks in the pavements manifests itself inside the house and, suddenly, cracks appear at seams in the walls, tiles start popping off the floor and doors and windows do not open and close properly.

So what should you do if your home starts experiencing these problems?  Your course of action will depend on what’s causing the cracks.  If you believe the cracks are caused by a forming sinkhole, it’s only going to get worse and could become quite serious – very fast.

Here’s a short segment from an episode of Earth Unplugged explaining what causes a sinkhole and…