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Re: O/T Florida Sinkhole ??

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ShadetreeRet

03-04-2013 10:49:54
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John, you mentioned the concrete floor of the house. My understanding is that it is (or was) common practice In Florida to build houses on a concrete pad. My first thought was, "What, no reinforcement in the concrete?" It looks like that in that type soil they would at least have to reinforce the pad in order to keep it from cracking so bad if the house settled, and that should have kept it from falling completely into the sinkhole. And yes, I find it a little unusual that they would move that fast to destroy the house.

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Texasmark1

03-04-2013 20:40:28
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 Re: O/T Florida Sinkhole ?? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 03-04-2013 10:49:54  
Wife's parents had a house built on a concrete slab with no rebar. Seems the city inspector looked the other way. You could be on one side of the house and look under the walls clear across the house. After we got married and would visit her house, we had to behave. Course we were just married then and that was not an easy task.

My bet is that it had no rebar or it would have held together without anything under it. Not enough weight there to break through with it.

Maybe the demolition was to cover up the fact that the hood was like my wife's and it was as said, bad publicity for the realtors.

Course the wife's folks house was built for returning GIs from the big war.

Mark

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bison

03-04-2013 22:56:55
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 Re: O/T Florida Sinkhole ?? in reply to Texasmark1, 03-04-2013 20:40:28  
I pity the guy that went in it.

One minute he's minding his own bussines sleeping,..the next min..instant live burial..."Ell of a way to go. :shock:
Well at least the familie saves themselves the funeral costs.



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Bob Bancroft

03-04-2013 10:56:30
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 Re: O/T Florida Sinkhole ?? in reply to ShadetreeRet, 03-04-2013 10:49:54  
I was thinking the same thing. But then I remember hearing masons saying- "where is it going to go"? I'll bet this house was thrown up by a developer as cheaply and quickly as possible. Makes a lot of difference if you're building it for yourself.



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