Sinkhole Repair and Trashpits
Have you noticed a wide sinking area in your driveway or yard?
Chances are that wide sinking area is a trashpit that was used when building your home.
Step 1: Diagnosis and Locating Utilities
First we figure out if we are looking at a sinkhole, or a trashpit. Trashpits were a popular shortcut for builders to use in the 70s and 80s. They would dig a hole and dump debris, tree stumps and building materials into it, then cover up the pit with grass or a driveway.
Next we will locate all underground utilities to before substantial digging begins.
Step 2: Removal
If we are looking at a trashpit, we will remove all of the contents of the trashpit. If it is a sinkhole, we will remove any loose materials.
All items will then be disposed of properly.
Step 3: Fill and Compact
We then prep the area with appropriate fill consisting of rocks and dirt. This step also includes prepping and pouring concrete (if needed), and includes any replacement and repair of masonry if needed.
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