A hole opened in front of home we're inspecting. What do I need to do?
April 20, 2014 9:31 AM Subscribe
We're under contract on a home and the inspection was yesterday. During the inspection, the front tire of the inspector's van collapsed into a hole in the road. I'm obviously now worried about the house.
A photos of the hole is here
posted by gfrobe to Home & Garden (15 answers total)
. It's about 2 feet wide and looking inside, it's quite deep (I couldn't see the bottom).
The hole is not directly in front of the house but rather between the house we're buying and the neighbor's house. The fire hydrant in the photo was apparently installed a year or two ago so perhaps that has something to do with the hole.
As buyer of the home, is this a potential Florida style sinkhole (I'm in NJ) that I should be worrying about or more of a common municipal roadwork issue that shouldn't affect my property? I plan to call the department of public works in the town tomorrow to inquire but is there anything else I should be doing in terms of independent inspection before going ahead with the purchase?