posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:42 PM
That just sends shivers down my spine. My own yard has dropped about a foot this year. It always had a drainage slope designed by the builders but
the heavy winter snows and the rains have done some serious erosion or something to cause the little drainage "valley" to really deepen the past
year in my yard and the neighboring yard to the right of my house. The house on the left seems unaffected, but that house is only about thirty feet
away from an actual car sized sink hole that appeared overnight a few years ago, stayed part of the year, and then just as quickly sort of slammed
itself shut or filled in somehow after a half hearted attempt by the HOA lawn service to fill it in with clippings and branches. In my own yard a
tiny fist sized hole appeared for awhile and then disappeared. I never could find anything long enough to find the depth of it. It went pretty deep.
I don't know if it was an animal tunnel or sink hole or some kind of cave in over a builder-made drainage system. I can no longer find it. Our
subdivision is over thirty years old so I hope if there ever was going to be a monster sink hole development, it would have already happened years
ago. The houses in this news clip look pretty new. It's a shame, they are large, beautiful homes. It must be a terrible feeling for the owners to
see this happening to their homes and having to flee under such circumstances.
I never really paid any attention to sink holes before. I always thought it was something that pretty much happened only in places like Florida where
they drained land to make it usable. My own home is on old farmland that was always seemingly very settled and stable, and hopefully, despite recent
appearances to the contrary, still is.