The Three Major Types Of Sinkholes
Solution, Cover Subsidence, And Cover Collapsed Sinkholes
While sinkhole activity can occur in a number of ways, the following are the three most common types of sinkholes:
Occur in areas where limestone is exposed at the surface or is covered by thin layers of soil or sand. Results in a gradual downward movement of the land surface and the development of a depression that collects increasing amounts of surface runoff.
Cover collapse sinkholes
Occur where a solution cavity develops in the limestone to such a size that the overlying cover material can no longer support its own weight. When a collapse occurs, it is generally very abrupt and can be catastrophic.
Cover subsidence sinkholes
Occur where the cover material is relatively incohesive and permeable, and individual grains of sand move downward in sequence to replace grains that have already moved downward to replace dissolved limestone.
Tampa, Florida, Sinkhole Insurance Claims Attorney
Are you getting the full benefit of your insurance coverage? If you are noticing damage to your property, such as cracks on your sidewalk, walls or floors, the damage may be the result of sinkhole activity beneath your property. At Williams Law Association, P.A., our lawyers represent property owners in cases involving sinkhole damage insurance claims.
We will review your insurance policy and the damages you sustained and provide you with reliable advice. We assist clients with filing claims, sorting out damage and repair issues, and claim denials.
If you believe sinkhole activity is responsible for damage to your property, please call (800) 451-6786 for a
free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.