A sinkhole is a natural depression in land that is caused by the dissolution and collapse of a cavern roof. ForensisGroup Sinkhole expert witnesses have experience with the causes of sinkhole damage and the remedial measures that can be taken. Sinkholes can be extremely large and are typically found in areas where limestone is present underground. Structural damage to property and personal injury can be the result of sinkhole activity. Investigations into the causes of sinkholes can determine if a party is at fault. This can include inadequate support beneath a building foundation, a lack of compaction of bearing soils before construction, water pipe leakage, clay shrink-swell activity, decay and compression of organic matter, and the erosion of surficial soils.
Our experts are geotechnical engineers and geologists with expertise in the engineering aspects of construction projects and investigations. They perform due diligence examinations, forensic failure analyses, distress analyses, geotechnical/geologic hazards assessments, and environmental site assessments. They have served as expert witnesses for law firms and have contributed to cases with forensic investigations of construction defects, engineering standards of care, and building condition surveys.
They are members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Public Works Association (APWA).
ForensisGroup has been matching attorneys with the nation’s most qualified and credible experts for more than twenty years with consistent success. Call us today for more information. You may also fill out and submit an expert request form to retain a trusted sinkhole expert witness for your case.