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Bud, Home Buyer in New Port Richey, FL

how can I find out sinkhole possibility for a specific property in Odessa Fl?

Asked by Bud, New Port Richey, FL Sat Feb 9, 2013

Bought a house in the Eagles last month.

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Go to the above link and input your address and it should reveal if a sinkhole permit has been filed.

The Eagles doesn't have a history of sinkholes like some areas of Tampa Bay so hopefully all is good!

Did you buy it at the courthouse without a title insurance policy? The title policy should have required a permit search I would think....

Good luck and hope you don't have any subsidence issues.

All the best,
Alma Rose Kee, PA
Future Home Realty
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 9, 2013
So I am going to talk to my attorney to see if there is anything I can do to have this corrected (water issue) and have the sellers pay for it. First I need to find out what is causing it and I do not know what type of company does that. Any ideas? Thank you
Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013
Thank you for the information Alma. I ran a search at the above link you sent and there are only the permits for building, roof, pool, sprinkler system. So I assume none have been filed. I am going to look for a Sinkhole inspection company to take a look . I have a few cracks outside on the wall (2 going up from the foundation to the top of the wall, not really thick but not hairline. Also have a crack in a part of my ceiling that is about 14" long and a little thicker than hairline.

We bought from a private seller and went thru the whole process of title search, insurance, survey, etc. The one side of our yard and the back is constantly wet (I mean you walk and you squish and it is St Augustine grass). The owners said they had an issues back in 99 when it was built about alot of standing water and the association/builder put in a french drain. Doesn't seem to be doing much. They also put on their disclosure they they knew of no flood issues, sinkhole, soil flooding, etc.
Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013
You can see a sinkhole location map for your specific area at http://www.plotscan.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 22, 2014
if you need an inspection for sinkholes, try this gentleman here. I believe he can help.
John Dickson
Dickson Home Inspections
(813) 962-1991


Karel Costa-Armas
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 2, 2013
How can I find out if the house I just bought in Weeki Wachee, FL has had sinkhole activity?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 4, 2013
google your county permit search and it may reveal if a sinkhole permit was filed. Otherwise if you see evidence of soil movement you can try contacting one of those sinkhole companies to come over and check it out.
Flag Sun May 5, 2013
Contact me for a custom environmental report.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 9, 2013
What is your charge, credentials and experience?
Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013
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