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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 5:23 pm | Updated: 6:07 pm, Wed Aug 21, 2013.

BRADENTON, Fla. - The people renting a Manatee County home have been warned their safety may be in danger. Code enforcement has posted warning notices on their home as the formation of a possible sinkhole is investigated.

The home is in the 6000 block of 1st Street East in Bradenton.

The code enforcement people from the county are careful not to call it a sinkhole, because they're not geologists. They just know that the building and the one next door are sinking into the earth, and are not safe.

The man who rents the home with his wife is Rick Trevorah. He showed ABC 7 how he's had to lower the door jamb so that it stays even with the door knob in the seven months he's lived there.

Underneath the door, the foundation has sunk enough to create a large gap, and when you walk into the room inside that door, you can feel the incline. When they place a golf ball on the floor, it rolls by itself all the way to the back wall.

Cracks criss-cross the exterior walls of both homes, and code enforcement officers have put notices up on both homes warning of the danger.

Trevorah says he plans to move out of the home as soon as he can.

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1 comment:

  • BankerGirl posted at 7:03 pm on Wed, Jun 19, 2013.

    BankerGirl Posts: 1

    I live on this street and my house has the same problems. I have lived here for a couple years and during that time I have seen signs of further damage, though nothing major. I know at one point repairs were done though I do not know to what extent as I did not live here then. I also have a sloping floor and cracks in the walls and my side door cannot be opened because of the slant to the house. I do not know if it is a sinkhole or because of the large ditch behind our houses or something else entirely. According to the owner of this home the problem was fixed several years ago and it was determined that it wasn't a sinkhole. I have not seen proof of this claim. For now we are closely watching.[innocent]