Gallagher & Associates Team

Gallagher & Associates Team

Monday, February 1, 2010

Sinkholes in Bay Area

Over 30 sinkholes have recently opened up around Tampa Bay this past month. Why the sudden increase in sinkholes?

We have the cold weather spell to thank for this rash of sinking. During the recent cold snap, much of the groundwater below the surface has vanished.
The lowered groundwater levels are due to pumping of water to protect crops from freezing temperatures. Farmers use water to give their plants a protective coating, or just to keep them warm during the period of freezing temperatures.
Research shows when that water's quickly pumped out of wells, the slow, natural process of sinkhole formation can be sped up dramatically.

G&A handles sinkhole claims and litigation, should you find yourself in a sinking situation.

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