This course describes damage to a building caused by a sinkhole. The causes of the sinkhole are discussed, along with the earlier history of the building, and the evaluation of the structure and recommended action. By studying this paper, you will be introduced to sinkhole formation and how to evaluate buildings that have been affected by sinkholes.
• Learn the importance of proper subsurface investigations, especially on karst terrain.
• Learn the importance of proper grading and drainage to limit sinkhole occurrence.
• Learn the how to evaluate buildings which have been affected by sinkholes.