Sinkholes: The Sinking Problem
North Central Florida's soil is the perfect storm for sinkholes.
But that same soil could cause another problem.
Shrink-swell clays are everywhere in the ground in our area.
When we get long periods of rain like we have this year, the clays expand and contract, causing damage to the structures on the surface.
"That activity can cause crack that people may panic and think they've got a sinkhole but really what they've got is something that's much less serious in terms of damage."
Now if you think you may have sinkhole activity at your home, make sure you call your insurance company to see if you're covered.
And if you are, call an expert for a consultation.
Lauren Lettelier, TV20 News
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