The Power of Water Gone Wrong

We all understand that water leaks, even small ones, can be disastrous for your home and business; but just how much damage water can really do. Understand the power of water to cause immense problems like these real life examples.

Baltimore, Maryland

Excessive rains may have contributed to a giant car-swallowing sinkhole in Baltimore. In early May this year a block long sink hole opened up on 26th Street. Officials are investigating whether a burst pipe, water leak, or other unknown cause may have also contributed to this car eating monster, check the area’s structural integrity with ground penetrating radar.

Whidbey Island, Washington

Neighbors awoke to a sound like thunder around 4:15am on March 27, 2013. A landslide occurred over a 400 to 500 yard area on the coastal edge of a large hillside. The area is exposed to water and ocean spray from the Puget Sound in addition to the heavy rainfalls of the Pacific Northwest.

National Corvette Museum, Kentucky

In an incredible sad day for classic car lovers, eight Corvettes were swallowed by a sinkhole that opened up beneath the museum display floor. The hole measured over 25 feet deep and 40 feet wide. Sinkholes are common in the Bowling Green area, with many area caves in the karst bedrock formations.

Pensacola, Florida

Record setting rains poured down on the Pensacola area on April 30, 2014, flooding roads and stranding people in houses and cars. The sheer amount of water, pouring in at 5 inches an hour was more than the area ecosystem could handle damaging roads and homes in its path.