Tampa Sinkhole Attorney
Commercial properties affected by sinkhole activity face unique challenges. One moment your business could be operating just fine, and the next it could be stalled because sinkhole damage renders your building unfit for use. Although it is rare, the ground could collapse and consume your equipment. If tenants rent space in your building, sinkhole testing and repair could disrupt them as well.
At Corless Barfield Trial Group, we represent commercial building owners in Tampa and the surrounding communities who are dealing with sinkhole damage. We understand how this problem can affect your business investment and will work hard to help you get the issue corrected as quickly and effectively as possible. From the initial engineering evaluation through the final repairs, our experienced legal team will be by your side, helping to protect your rights.
Repairing Commercial Sinkhole Property
If sinkhole activity is confirmed on your commercial property, there are two methods of repair:
- Grouting — With grouting, large holes are drilled into the soil and filled with pressurized concrete. The concrete then hardens, filling any gaps left by dissolved limestone and strengthening the loose soil.
- Underpinning — Underpinning involves lifting a building, driving steel rods deep into the ground and then resting the building on those rods. This transfers the weight of the structure from the soil to the bedrock deep in the earth.
The engineering firm that performs the sinkhole activity testing will recommend a repair solution based on the nature of the soil instability on your property. In some instances, they will suggest a combination of both methods.
Strategic Florida Sinkhole Representation
Confirming sinkhole activity and valuing a claim for a commercial property can be challenging. Our lawyer has extensive experience with commercial buildings and sinkhole claims. Founding attorney Ted A. Corless understands the technical aspects of sinkholes, having trained hundreds of adjusters, written articles on the topic and given interviews on sinkhole damage.
Ted A. Corless has previously worked for insurance companies and now uses that insider experience to help property owners assert their rights and recover the full value of their sinkhole claim. To schedule a free consultation, contact us online or call 813-498-1623 or 877-517-5595.
We handle commercial property sinkhole damage claims on a contingency fee basis.