Some big warning signs to look out for are rapid ground subsidence, openings in the ground and cracks that start to appear in circular patterns in the ground. Some of the subtler warning signs of a sinkhole forming are trees and fence posts that are starting to lean over or becoming exposed in places that are usually under the soil. Water might start to pool in places that have never previously had this problem. Plant life could be dying off in certain areas. This would be due to the run off of water into a sinkhole which would mean it was no longer reaching the plants.
What warning signs might you see inside the home? some indicators would be cracks starting to form in the floors or walls of the home. You might observe door and windows no longer closing properly. If you have well water, it might look cloudy or muddy.
As you can see, there are various warning signs to look out for on and around your property that would indicate a sinkhole. It should be mentioned, though, that some of these warning signs could also be indicators of a different problem. If you have noticed some of these issues on your property, why not have it inspected? It’s always better to err on the side of caution and stay safe.