Hillsborough County Florida is using a mix of expanding polyurethane foam and conventional cement grout as a more cost effective means of filling sinkholes. Officials say the mix uses 30 to 40% less grout adding up to a 30% cost savings. The article in the Tampa Tribune did not indicate the contractor or product name that they are using but apparently several agencies in California and other states are using the same material. Story via ASCE SmartBrief.
A 200-ft plus diameter sinkhole, about 50-ft deep opened up about 75 miles southwest of Lubbock, Texas, near Denver City on Monday, 7/27/2009 at 11pm. Check out the video below which is basically some aerial still photos. Credit to Geology.com. (Image from KCBD Video) […]