Florida Sinkhole Repair Methods

If you have filed a claim regarding sinkhole damage on your property and your claim has not been denied, your insurance company is likely to recommend a repair method that is in their best interest, not yours. At Williams Law Association, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, we are committed to helping our clients reap the full benefits of their property insurance policy.

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Common Sinkhole Repair Methods

While there are a number of ways in which sinkhole activity can be stopped or sinkhole damage can be repaired, the most common sinkhole repair methods are:

Grouting

This method of sinkhole repair is the cheapest and, thus, the method the insurance company is likely to push for. Grouting consists of concrete being pumped under the ground. However, there is no way to determine exactly where the concrete is going or how much will be needed to properly fill and stabilize the area.

Many structural engineers do not consider grouting to be a solution on its own, and most grouting companies will not guarantee their repairs, leaving property owners without the much-needed peace of mind and on the hook for the costs of future repairs.

Underpinning

In this procedure, metal piers are driven into the ground and embedded in the limestone beneath a property. The piers are then attached to the building using brackets with underpins being installed around the perimeter of the property. This is widely considered to be the best way to stabilize a structure suffering from sinkhole damage. However, this is also a costly process, which is why insurance companies will usually recommend grouting instead.

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