Beware of Spring Sinkholes In Alabama
If you are a resident of Alabama, you probably know that the state is known for it’s beautiful soil that is rich in minerals. Unfortunately, soft rocks like limestone, gypsum, and dolomite erode easily when water is present, which causes sinkholes to form in the ground. A sinkhole is an unseen hole in the earth that makes its way to the surface when the soil above it caves in from the pressure. Smaller holes can be filled by rocks, but larger holes become dangerous and need professional repair. Sinkholes can grow when filled with water, and can become powerful enough to destroy your home, yard, and foundation.
As the spring rainfall comes, homeowners in Alabama must be aware of sinkholes and be on the lookout for indicators that they are present. If you have a home in Alabama, be sure to look out for the following signs:
- Depressions in yard
- Sediment in water
- Leaning trees
- Falling fences
- Wall cracks
Be sure to regularly check your foundation for exposed areas that you haven’t seen before. All of these signs can indicate that sinkholes are forming on your property, and you should get them looked at as soon as possible.
Call Nichol’s / Grout Tech for Sinkhole Issues in Alabama
If you are wary of sinkhole intrusion in your Alabama home, don’t hesitate to call Nichol’s / Grout Tech today. Our highly trained team can come and take a look at your property to help you determine how serious the damage is and provide you with a plan of action. Your safety and the well being of your home is our number one concern, and we will do whatever we can to protect your home and foundation from serious damage. We offer professional sinkhole remediation services at competitive rates. Sinkhole remediation is a process that uses grouting and underpinning to build up and secure the sink hole. Call us today to schedule an inspection and estimate!