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Will watering my lawn lower the water table level and raise the probability to cause a sinkhole to develop in my neighborhood?

The most common causes of sinkholes may include drought, new construction, blasting, heavy ground loading, heavy rainfall and heavy groundwater pumpage. Watering your lawn is not sufficient enough to impact the water table enough to cause sinkholes.

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Office: (813) 355-9356

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Is there a safe area of Florida in which to live without risks sinkholes?

Honestly, no. Since the entire state is underlain by carbonate rocks, sinkholes could theoretically form anywhere. However, there are definite regions where sinkhole risk is considerably higher. In general, areas of the state where limestone is close to surface, or areas with deeper limestone but with a conducive configuration of water table elevation, stratigraphy, and aquifer characteristics have increased sinkhole activity. 

The only way to ensure that you don’t purchase property that might be prone to sinkhole activity is to not buy property in a karst region. Karst refers to landforms that develop due to the dissolving away, over geologic time, of geologic materials near the surface. In most cases, that material is limestone. Learn about the local geology in an area you are considering purchasing land in and find out if it is a karst region.

If you have any signs of a sinkhole in your home and would like to repair it, please contact us below.

Contact Information:

Office: (813) 355-9356

E-mail: polymertechnologiesusa@gmail.com