For anyone who has ever witnessed a sinkhole form before, you understand how dangerous it can be to anyone in the vicinity. You’ll want to take action right away if you notice that a sinkhole emergency is occurring. We have already discussed some of the steps you can take already, but there are still more actions to take during these emergencies. Here are some more steps you’ll want to take if you notice that there is a sinkhole emergency in your area.
Mark Where the Sinkhole is Located
Knowing the location of a sinkhole will always be one of your primary concerns when trying to address it. Put some caution tape and posts around the affected area so you can identify where the hole is found.
This will make it easier for passersby to know that the space is not safe. If you only have a tiny hole, you can put some plywood over the hole.
Document Whatever Damage Has Occured and Take Some Photos of the Scene
You’ll want an insurance company to get involved if a sinkhole has caused damage to your property. This means you’ll want some photographs of the scene so that they can have images of the hole that they can reference later. Don’t get too close when taking these photos because you don’t want to put yourself at risk while getting your photos. Stay aware of all of the cracks in the surface so that you don’t end up in a dangerous situation.
Don’t Pour Anything Inside of the Sinkhole
Groundwater is located around sinkholes, so you can’t just pour different materials into the hole. If you do, that groundwater could become contaminated, and you want that groundwater to remain clean if you can help it.
Before you place anything inside of the hole, you should reach out to the government agency in your area and your insurance company. They can give you advice on what to do once a sinkhole has taken form. You won’t want to cause any damage, especially because you can be held liable for it.
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