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what do u think caused this

jeff_0

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
md
a customers yard has a big dip into it. I'm not sure what caused it. Any ideas? Also can i just fill it with top soil and seed it?

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jeff_0

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
md
this is just part of it near the driveway but the section is about about a 8 ft circle. dip in the yard.
 

Pecker

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Louisiana
How many years old is the home? A lot of times when a home gets about 10 years old, you'll see this if the builders buried the lumber they cut down. As the lumber decomposes it creates a sinkhole. Actually happened to my own yard and took 14 yards of dirt to fill it in. That was 5 years ago. So far so good.
 

mtdman

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
A2, Michigan
I have a customer with a sinkhole near a sidewalk. Every year I fill it, every year it sinks in. Not sure what's causing it, could be anything.
 
My guess is a old stump that was there when the house was built, the part underground finally rotted enough to cause a sinkhole. You will probably have to fill it in a few times, just fill and pack a little bit and repeat as needed until it fully settles.
 

mickman

LawnSite Member
Jeff o

After I read all of reply's, I had to think you were in MD.
I would almost bet it's a sinkhole. Around Frederick county,
there is alot of limestone. and w/ all the droughts, then all the precip we've had the last 1-1/2 years, the ground is shifting alot.
 
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