Sinkholes are a common feature of Florida’s landscape. They begin beneath the ground surface when large voids, or cavities, formed in the bedrock. The main factor causing these voids is groundwater moving through the limestone causing erosion but several other factors that can contribute are drilling vibration, changes in load on the earth’s surface, and a sudden or gradual loss in groundwater levels. Eventually rock and/or soil may migrate into these voids causing a surface indenture or sinkhole.
Independent Drilling Inc.’s professional drilling staff is dedicated to finding the best solution for investigating sinkholes no matter the site conditions. This is based on their experience in performing thousands of sinkhole investigations throughout the State of Florida. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to, the ability to drill within structures, enter limited access areas, drill on difficult slopes, and within lakes or ponds.
Independent Drilling Inc. has established itself as a leader in the investigation of sinkholes. This has been accomplished through excellent service and providing a quality, timely, and cost-effective solution for our clients. Our sinkhole clients include local, regional, and national engineering firms, insurance companies, and firms specializing in neutral evaluations.
If you are in need of sinkhole drilling or would like additional information, please contact us today.
Independent Drilling Inc.
Geotechnical & Environmental Drilling & Drilling Equipment
110 Satellite Court
Leesburg, Florida 34748
Office: 352 435-6170
Fax: 352 435-6172