Florida Sinkhole Maps

Do you have cracks on your home foundation or walls? Here is why?

Sinkholes are the most prevalent source of foundation and home construction issues in Florida!

Florida Sinkhole Prone Area By Zip Code

Florida Sinkhole Prone Area By Counties

Data Source: Florida Department Of Environmental Protection

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Sinkhole Map By County And City​

Sinkhole Maps by County And City

Frequently Asked Questions

Which State In The U.S. Has Most Sinkholes?

The most damage from sinkholes tends to occur in Florida, Texas, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.

How Many Sinkholes Are There In Florida Each Year?

Florida is familiar with sinkholes. More than 6,500 sinkhole insurance claims are reported each year in the Sunshine State, BBC reported in 2014.

What Parts Of Florida Are Prone To Sinkholes?

Sinkholes are particularly common in the Florida counties of Pasco, Hernando, and Hillsborough—known collectively as the state’s “Sinkhole Alley.” Paul Ivory, who lives in Pasco County, told WFLA that he went outside to cut the grass in his backyard at the weekend and came across a hole that was six or seven feet wide.

How Many Sinkholes Incident Reported In Florida?

Based on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection database there are about 27,000 reported sinkhole incidences and sinkhole-affected areas across the Florida.

What Part Of Florida Has No Sinkholes?

According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, only two sinkholes have been recorded in the county historically. Fewer sinkholes are located on the east coast of Florida. Reported sinkholes have opened up in the DeBary, Deltona, DeLand, and De Leon Springs areas, generally near U.S. 17-92.

What Are Florida Soil Types?

Common Soil Textures in Florida. The most common soil textures in Florida are fine sand, sand, loamy fine sand, loamy sand, fine sandy loam, sandy loam, sandy clay loam, and sandy clay. On occasion, the textures clay, clay loam, and loam are encountered.

What Is The Main Problem With Soil In Florida ?

Soil subsidence is a growing problem. In recent years, soils around the Everglades are so shallow that farmers are struggling to manage water and grow crops.

I Am Going To Buy A House In Florida, What Should I Do?

You want to buy a Florida home that is safe and a secure investment, yet many home buyers are concerned about the possibility of a sinkhole on their property. Follow these steps:
Check Florida Department of Environmental Protection for the latest Sinkhole incidents data
Check for Visible Surface Depressions around the House
Get a C.L.U.E.
Read carefully and Interpret Insurance Reports Correctly
If the house is already repaired from sinkhole, then, Check the Quality of Remediation
Conduct a Proper Records Search

What Is C.L.U.E. ?

A C.L.U.E. (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) report provides a history of your property insurance claims for homes, rentals and vehicles. … “That includes the date of loss, loss type and amount paid, along with general information such as policy number, claim number and insurance company name.”

Why Is Florida The Sinkhole Capital?

Florida’s peninsula is made up of porous carbonate rocks such as limestone that store and help move groundwater. Dirt, sand and clay sit on top of the carbonate rock. … When the dirt, clay or sand gets too heavy for the limestone roof, it can collapse and form a sinkhole.

Is There A Safe Zone Of Florida With No Chance Of Sinkholes?

Technically, no. The entire state of Florida is underlain with carbonate rocks, therefore, sinkholes could theoretically appear anywhere.
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.

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