Might these be sinkhole warning signs?
First time on this forum so hello everyone and thank you all for taking the time to read my posts now and in the future.
Okay so i recently purchased a home. And in the disclosure the homeowner said that they did not know of any foundational problems with the house. After moving in I found a slightly depressed area underneath the concrete. A friend said there was probably a pipe leak there.
Also, every once in a while I will hear popping noises coming mainly from the patio and kitchen area. There are some spots that have a nail head sticking out very very slightly. After peeling back the paint a bit i saw the nail was rusted and heard that could be due to moisture and expansion/contraction. It sounds like the noises are coming from the walls, maybe where the wall meets the ceiling is my best guess.
The backyard is soggy, damp all of the time as well as uneven, i even found a tiny hole (about the width of a kids hand) where i was able to take a broom handle and push through the grass roots and straight down exactly 1 foot 6 inches deep. The homeowner said they just had new sod put down. Would that make a difference though?
I have only seen maybe 2 or 3 slight cracks along the side of the concrete block house. Please share any suggestions or thoughts you may have. Do you guys think any of this could be sinkhole related or am i just being paranoid about it?
This post was edited by hobbiesgalore on Tue, Jan 21, 14 at 19:26