It’s hard to believe but many subdivisions in Towne Lake and surrounding communities are approaching their 25-year birthdays, which explains why so many of our yards are riddled with debris-filled sinkholes.
Sinkholes can be several feet in depth and diameter and, if not properly corrected, they can result in injury, home depreciation or even the inability to sell a home. McLellan Excavation & Landscaping, Inc. is just a call away to help you resolve your problem.
According to owner Bill McLellan, many homes—starting at approximately 10 years old—may have a slight indentation in the yard. This may be the first sign of a sinkhole.
A sinkhole typically starts with a builder. In some cases, the builder cleared the site where the home was going to be built and dug a very large hole to be used as a trash pit. The first thing the builder did was clear the lot of all the trees, stumps, branches and debris, and place all this material deep in the hole. Once the lot was cleared of vegetation, the hole was left open and used as a trash dump for construction material. With only a thin layer of soil and grass covering the site, the hole decomposes and causes the covering to collapse into the hole. The only permanent option for a homeowner is to have it completely excavated and repaired.
You should act immediately if you suspect a sinkhole, to prevent the hole from opening up and causing personal injury, interruption of underground utilities or a large accumulation of water underneath the surface. When choosing a qualified excavation company, you want one that is highly experienced in sinkhole repairs, with the proper equipment and a solid reputation.
McLellan Excavation & Landscaping, Inc. has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has concentrated for the last 10 years in sinkhole repairs. Other services provided are swimming pool demolition, retaining walls, grading and water control.
Bill lives in Woodstock and has witnessed firsthand many sinkholes in nearby subdivisions. “We have repaired hundreds of sinkholes in and around the Atlanta area, including Cherokee County,” he said. Bill and his crew will excavate the sinkhole, and thoroughly clean out all the debris until virgin soil is reached at the bottom and all four side walls of the hole. From there, the hole will be filled with clean dirt, fully compacted and graded. This method is the only way to completely repair a sinkhole, giving the homeowner a safe yard and peace of mind.
There is no charge for Bill to visit your home, evaluate the situation and suggest the most affordable option to properly repair your sinkhole. Mclellan Excavation & Landscaping has high reviews on Angie’s List, is fully insured, certified and licensed as an approved Georgia Public Utilities Commission to properly excavate sinkholes.