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-- back today crews in Florida planned to finish demolishing.
This house nearly swallowed.
-- call last week one man believed to be dead somewhere underneath.
He may never be found thirty sexual -- bush was swallowed by the earth as he slept in his bed on Friday and now the rest of his -- Is homeless.
-- -- explain with the -- next steps need to be sinkhole -- -- expert.
-- Fernandez good morning -- ballot.
Good morning to how do you become an expert in in sink -- and what happened here.
Com what happened here is simply a sinkhole opened up underneath this property.
Boards below the house.
From unstable soil in the house gave away.
Yeah yeah I mean how how did it take take shape Billy we understand.
It was all going on underneath with a limestone in the water I mean it was was this foreseeable.
-- there could have been signs are on the house physical activity you know.
On doors and windows that don't close correctly.
Vertical stair -- cracking around the house.
Cracked tiles -- things to look for that could have been.
And I absolutely but what exactly happens and will happen underneath the ground -- that -- the house to sink.
Singles nothing more than erosion of the soil fracturing of limestone.
-- -- in an -- collapse you know soil so files falls through creates pockets.
Cause instability in the soil.
Therefore the structure sitting above that you know there's movement children there therefore you know comes comes damage.
Well apparently Billy -- look at some live pictures of from the site down in Florida apparently that Stanley didn't notice and science in the call their insurance company in the -- and inspectors come out they say I.
You're gonna be absolutely fine.
Of America and in particular I know you're an expert down in Florida should people be concerned that this could possibly happen at their house.
I'm here in Florida we -- saying coinsurance anybody who thinks they have -- activity normally.
Gets an inspection -- my company RAB we do cinco inspections.
But I'm you do need to do -- cinco inspection if you think you have structural -- -- productivity -- files and -- claim many insurance company comes and they test the property.
And they deem it to be a saying called and they give recommendations by an engineer and we do to repair and China's ability telltale signs that you might be -- -- -- would be wise.
I telltale signs -- -- activity or like I said windows doors that don't close properly -- floor elevation problem.
Broken tiles some vertical stair step cracks on the exterior walls or use of the biggest signs up.
So if they actually called the insurance company making out and gave -- a clean bill of health there's going to be huge lawsuit here what the other people who live in this vicinity I'm thinking if I have a house next door.
I'd probably don't want to stay there.
I would not know I would I would assume they've been vacated.
I would also assume the insurance companies to the neighbors anybody in the immediate -- probably ordered a test on those how.
Some advice I don't know where it's gonna stop -- -- they are -- because you don't know exactly what causes it down below.
Billy Fernandez -- expert -- -- -- today from Tampa Billy thank you.
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