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I have a deep hole under my sidewalk and it is causing my steps to pull away from my porch can you help with this problem
Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Home Improvement
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Home Improvement Expert: Phil, Mechanical Engineer replied 10 months ago
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Hello, poke a stick in the hole from various locations and tell about how deep the hole is, or if it is bottomless... if its bottomless, its a *sink hole* that can threaten the entire house.

We can go from there.

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