Adair County, KY Sinkhole Map
Adair County, KY FAQs
Is it safe to live in Adair County, KY?
About 77 percent of Kentucky’s bedrock, including in Adair County, is made up of limestone, shale, and sandstone. These minerals are water-permeable, leading to the formation of caves and sinkholes. There are many small sinkholes around the county seat of Columbia and in the county’s southwest. It’s wise to consult a geologist when considering buying a property in this area.
How many homes in Adair County, KY have been damaged or destroyed by sinkholes?
Unlike “cover-collapsing” sinkholes in Florida, large sinkholes that can swallow buildings are rare in Kentucky. However, even small sinkholes can damage buildings, roads, and equipment.
Is there fracking in Adair County, KY?
No, there is no hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Adair county.
Is it possible to get sinkhole insurance in Kentucky?
Yes, it is possible to insure your home against sinkholes in Kentucky.
Is it possible to detect a sinkhole before it happens? How can I safeguard my house?
Check your property for shallow depressions or arch-shaped cracks. If you’re thinking of buying a property, ask the seller if any sinkholes have been filled. You can also check the foundation of the house for damage. See 7 Signs Your Property Has a Sinkhole to learn more. The good news is, a sinkhole can be repaired.