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Old 01-28-2015, 08:04 PM
 
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Great documentary, very well done! And I guess, if you're a Florida homoaner. and especially in this part of Florida, do ya feel lucky? Do ya, punk?
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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Seriously, though, I liked the way they wrapped it up, about why the problem isn't really addressed. The owner of the land doesn't test, because if sinkholes were found on the land, it wouldn't be worth much. The developer who buys the land doesn't test, because the investment would evaporate. And state and local governments don't do anything, because they'd miss out on the tax revenue.

So, the burden falls on the homoaner.

The Louisiana footage was really something. Good on Texas Brine for at least taking responsibility.

I wonder if we'll see condemned subdivisions like that area in Spain?
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:13 PM
 
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Very good. It was a different one than I saw the other day. It really educates people that 20% of the earth's land is sinkhole prone.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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Lol, that does it! I'm going up to Spring Hill and go door to door selling long wooden sticks like those farmers in Spain have.
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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lol, that does it! I'm going up to spring hill and go door to door selling long wooden sticks like those farmers in spain have.
lol!
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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lol!
Thank you! On a more serious note, one of the things that fascinated me was the property testing that the one guy was doing to determine the possibility of future sinkhole development. Real simple: he just took a long fiberglass rod and pushed it into the ground. I was amazed how easily he could do it on the one property, which I guess is a red flag.

It seems like this would be a great test for someone to do if they're contemplating buying a home and have a concern about future sinkholes.

I can also see why a seller wouldn't allow it, too. If I were in the position of the buyer and the seller wouldn't allow it, seeya!
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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Thank you! On a more serious note, one of the things that fascinated me was the property testing that the one guy was doing to determine the possibility of future sinkhole development. Real simple: he just took a long fiberglass rod and pushed it into the ground. I was amazed how easily he could do it on the one property, which I guess is a red flag.

It seems like this would be a great test for someone to do if they're contemplating buying a home and have a concern about future sinkholes.

I can also see why a seller wouldn't allow it, too. If I were in the position of the buyer and the seller wouldn't allow it, seeya!
I had to put an 8' grounding rod into the ground for my satellite dish. It took a lot of pounding with a sledgehammer, once I got down a couple of feet. I think that is good, after watching the show.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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I had to put an 8' grounding rod into the ground for my satellite dish. It took a lot of pounding with a sledgehammer, once I got down a couple of feet. I think that is good, after watching the show.
Like I said, in the ridge areas of West Central Florida, it's not that much of a problem. That's a real good sign for you. Consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
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