A sinkhole, also known as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline, or cenote, is a natural depression or hole in the Earth’s surface caused by karst processes — the chemical dissolution of carbonate rocks or suffosion processes for example in sandstone.
Sinkholes may vary in size from 1 to 600 meters (3.3 to 2,000 ft) in diameter and depth and vary in form from soil-lined bowls to bedrock-edged chasms. Sinkholes may be formed gradually or suddenly and are found worldwide. The different terms for sinkholes are often used interchangeably.
On the other hand, it covers only a tiny portion of damages caused by sinkhole activity. Under Florida law, catastrophic ground cover collapse includes geological activity resulting in the following:
Here shortly, home insurance policies will have higher deductibles for sinkhole coverage. To buy-back option sometimes requires an inspection and even excludes the coverage altogether.
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