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Tennessee FAQs

Sinkholes form when underground water dissolves soluble rocks such as limestone, gypsum, or salt. Tennessee’s geology makes it vulnerable to sinkhole activity, with certain areas such as Middle Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau being more prone to sinkholes due to the presence of limestone formations.

Preventative measures include regular inspection and maintenance of your property, as well as proper grading and drainage to direct water away from the foundation. If you suspect a sinkhole is forming, it is important to contact a licensed geologist or engineer to assess the situation and recommend appropriate action.

Sinkhole coverage is typically not included in Tennessee homeowner’s insurance policies, but it can be purchased as an additional endorsement. Coverage amounts and specific terms can vary, so it is important to review your policy and speak with your insurance provider to ensure you have adequate coverage.

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