Welcome to FAS3.org, the home of the Florida Association of Soil Stabilization Specialists, or FAS³. This website is an outlet for information disseminated by FAS³ and a place for those in the sinkhole stabilization industry to find useful information about the state of the industry as well as industry standards and guidelines.
Recently several articles have appeared in the editorial section of local news papers regarding the new Citizens Property Insurance proposal to fix rather than litigate confirmed sinkhole claims. The articles have provided both the pros and cons of the Citizens proposal but also have questioned the effectiveness of subsurface grouting versus underpinning for sinkhole remediation purposes.
The pros and cons are a separate subject; however, this engineer has been in the business of evaluating sinkhole claims as well as damaged homes and other types of buildings and proposing appropriate remediation plans consistent with the specific findings for almost 40 years and believes that comments regarding grouting versus underpinning are needed
It is the position of FAS³ that if your property is properly evaluated and properly remediated (whether grouted or underpinned) your property's original value will be restored, if not enhanced. The key is insuring that your property is evaluated and remediated properly. The best way to insure that its value is protected is to use FAS³ member companies.