Friday, October 26, 2007

Why Isn't Anyone Fixing The East Rochester Sinkhole?

According to the Berk County Times, a sinkhole opened up near a restaurant several months ago and no one has done anything about it except put up caution tape. Now the sinkhole is some 60 feet wide and 40 feet deep. Continuing collapses have undermined 20 feet of the building . The building, occupied by a family restaurant was closed by the fire department at the end of August. Apparently some engineers are doing test borings. People are wondering why it's getting bigger.

A quick look at eMapPa shows that the site is most likely within the Allegheny Group which is composed of shale, coal, limestone and sandstone. Let's get some grout in there!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That would be unwise considering it is related to a deep storm sewer collapse