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(CBC)   Listen, lad. When I started here, all there was was sinkhole. Other kings said I was daft to build a castle on a sinkhole, but I built it all the same, just to show 'em   (cbc.ca) divider line
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ZAZ [TotalFark]
2020-12-28 5:18:25 PM  
The government allowed him to fill wetlands? A family near me had to get a special permit to do work 50 feet away from a damp patch, promising to line the slope with hay bales and such to protect it.
 
2020-12-28 5:38:37 PM  
He won't get the property insured?

So he'll be on the hook the second that sinkhole reforms and does injury or property damage to somebody visiting the lake?

Is he trying to support a law firm's kids through college? Mob business?
 
2020-12-28 5:43:18 PM  
He got concrete from Oxford Frozen Foods, and fill the town had on hand after ripping up a street.

"We filled it with concrete, gravel, and mud, whatever we could get our hands on," he said. "We put a lot of big slabs, concrete slabs in at the beginning at the bottom for the base is what we did. The hole is approximately maybe 25 feet is what we can judge it at."

After five long days and more than 700 loads, Oxford's famous landmark is now gone.


I have a feeling this isn't the last of the sink hole if this is how he treated it.  At a place I previously worked, they had an access road that came down a man-enhanced hill.  Except 25 years ago when the enhancements and road were put in place, they just put anything on the hill to make the contour look good.  About 10 years ago they had some mild slippage so went in and shored it up a bit.  About 3 years ago it started slipping again.  Washing out under the road and slipping a lot of the hill down.  When the guard rail had dropped to the same elevation as the roadbed.  They closed the road.  In the end, they removed over 30 feet of dirt from the roadbed and completely rebuilt it.  Properly packing it and making sure that there wouldn't be anymore slides.

I'm predicting this sink hole will rear it's ugly head again.
 
2020-12-28 6:09:27 PM  
While he received a geological report on the status of the sinkhole last week, he hasn't read it.

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2020-12-28 6:12:51 PM  
I don't think that's how sinkholes work.
 
2020-12-28 6:14:20 PM  
Literal money pit , i just hope no one is killed or injured when that pit reasserts itself..
 
2020-12-28 6:14:35 PM  

JayCab: While he received a geological report on the status of the sinkhole last week, he hasn't read it.

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I predict it will not pay off.

By the way, anyone have any swampland they wanna sell this guy? Apparently he's in the market, as it were.
 
2020-12-28 6:15:30 PM  
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2020-12-28 6:17:39 PM  
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2020-12-28 6:19:15 PM  
We're going with you
 
2020-12-28 6:21:05 PM  
And it has convenient parking.

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2020-12-28 6:22:01 PM  
Did it come with huge tracts of land?
 
2020-12-28 6:28:04 PM  
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2020-12-28 6:30:55 PM  

KingKauff: Did it come with huge tracts of land?


I heard all Nova Scotia gals have huge tracts of land.
 
2020-12-28 6:39:13 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: I don't think that's how sinkholes work.


Yeah. I liked subby's idea of building a castle on it. Endless dungeon possibilities. Maybe lateral supports (he's got lots of surrounding land), arches and so forth would keep your structure more or less intact when the bottom falls out again. And that might be many years from now.
 
2020-12-28 6:43:20 PM  
 
2020-12-28 6:47:11 PM  
WTH is that township thinking? If that was the scene of a crime they would have bulldozed the building and made it a flowery park, never to be utilized again. Instead this is a future crime scene. future house renters will be killed and those responsible will be long gone.
 
2020-12-28 6:58:29 PM  

sinko swimo: WTH is that township thinking? If that was the scene of a crime they would have bulldozed the building and made it a flowery park, never to be utilized again. Instead this is a future crime scene. future house renters will be killed and those responsible will be long gone.


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2020-12-28 7:02:18 PM  
Just depends, some sinkholes fall in and the collapse is it, never moves again. Some are on active dynamic ground and will continue to settle. Some, the worst kind, are on active spring conduits were water underground is constantly eroding and carrying off the soils above it.

A good geo report would tell them which they are dealing with. A stable collapse, no bid deal fill it up and forget it. Settling ground, no to bad so long as it is not directly under a structure. Active spring, yeah, good luck with that shiat.
 
2020-12-28 7:10:41 PM  
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2020-12-28 7:24:22 PM  
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Gotta luv it......
 
2020-12-28 7:24:45 PM  
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2020-12-28 7:26:55 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: Just depends, some sinkholes fall in and the collapse is it, never moves again. Some are on active dynamic ground and will continue to settle. Some, the worst kind, are on active spring conduits were water underground is constantly eroding and carrying off the soils above it.

A good geo report would tell them which they are dealing with. A stable collapse, no bid deal fill it up and forget it. Settling ground, no to bad so long as it is not directly under a structure. Active spring, yeah, good luck with that shiat.


If only he had a report like that and would read it.  Me, I am an idiot also and spend 10 bucks every couple of months on scratch offs. So far God does not love me. This guy is hoping for Gods love. Good luck to that.
 
2020-12-28 7:31:37 PM  

discgolfguru: KingKauff: Did it come with huge tracts of land?

I heard all Nova Scotia gals have huge tracts of land.


i will start searching for that right now....i will be back...aa might be back...after.a ...ummm.after...
some time
 
2020-12-28 7:45:20 PM  
5 acres and there's only a small part of it that's a sinkhole?  Just build 300 feet from the sinkhole and call it a pond. Put some ducks in there. For 10k, who cares? The neighbors might be closer to the sinkhole than he is.
 
2020-12-28 7:53:49 PM  
This guy bought a 5 acre property with a preexisting building that can be converted into a home for $10,000. If the building is swallowed up in 5 years, he's still way ahead of everyone else paying $12,000 a year  *($1,000 per month)*  to rent a 800sft apartment with no parking spot.
 
2020-12-28 7:57:23 PM  
Came for Oak Island
Leaving slightly disappointed

/Bobby Dazzler
 
2020-12-28 7:57:52 PM  

Heliodorus: This guy bought a 5 acre property with a preexisting building that can be converted into a home for $10,000. If the building is swallowed up in 5 years, he's still way ahead of everyone else paying $12,000 a year  *($1,000 per month)*  to rent a 800sft apartment with no parking spot.


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2020-12-28 8:12:31 PM  
It's an area with high risk of karst sinkholes, Nova Scotia has lots of them:

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2020-12-28 8:19:04 PM  
 
2020-12-28 8:30:47 PM  
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2020-12-28 8:31:33 PM  
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2020-12-28 8:32:46 PM  

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2020-12-28 8:37:45 PM  
Maybe he's planning on opening a trailer par?.

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2020-12-28 8:43:38 PM  
On the first day of the work, he says crews spent 10 hours dumping 120 loads into the sinkhole. All that work only made a small dent in the giant crater. Rushton estimates it filled up by about five feet.
He started to question what he was getting himself into.
"It run through my mind but it was just a minor setback, when you start something you have to stay and finish it."


He's getting a bit too literal with the sunk cost fallacy.
 
2020-12-28 10:04:36 PM  

sinko swimo: WTH is that township thinking? If that was the scene of a crime they would have bulldozed the building and made it a flowery park, never to be utilized again. Instead this is a future crime scene. future house renters will be killed and those responsible will be long gone.


It's so sweet to think that we as a species have a future on the planet that doesn't involve nuclear wars, extreme tribalism, starvation, and cannibalism.
 
2020-12-29 9:09:33 AM  
If the sinkhole has already sunk, isn't it no longer a threat?  Sounds to me like the guy's bought property with a nice duck pond.
 
2020-12-29 9:31:54 AM  

Mouser: If the sinkhole has already sunk, isn't it no longer a threat?  Sounds to me like the guy's bought property with a nice duck pond.


There more likely than not is still unstable earth below it, sometimes it's caused by water. I know of a smaller sinkhole on a city street (close to the curb where people park, 4'x4') that has been filled in with asphalt twice and is sinking again.
 
2020-12-29 9:54:18 AM  

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Lol. Reminds me of one of my absolutely favourite Family Guy moments.

Peter's ripped off a corner of the house to build something. Stewie comes into his room and half of it's gone... the camera is outside the house looking at him through a huge hole.

Stewie goes, in this alarmed voice... something's different... and then tremulous and panicked... nobody likes change!

It makes me looooll. I could find it on yt were I not too idle.
 
2020-12-29 9:57:04 AM  
I love how Americans assume every other country is as litigious as 'Murica.
 
2020-12-29 9:59:31 AM  

Lady J: Grumpy Cat: [Fark user image image 321x157]

Lol. Reminds me of one of my absolutely favourite Family Guy moments.

Peter's ripped off a corner of the house to build something. Stewie comes into his room and half of it's gone... the camera is outside the house looking at him through a huge hole.

Stewie goes, in this alarmed voice... something's different... and then tremulous and panicked... nobody likes change!

It makes me looooll. I could find it on yt were I not too idle.


Except I got all the dialogue wrong.

Family Guy - Stewie Doesnt Like Change
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