Have you inspected your parking lot or community roads for sinkholes? If not, now is the time! The constantly changing sub-base conditions during the northeast freeze-thaw cycles play a huge part in sinkholes forming. Additionally, property owners and management use ice control methods such as salt. Over time, salt can deteriorate the walls of the catch basins– causing sinkholes to form. Although sinkholes can’t necessarily be prevented, being proactive with annual inspections can help control them and prevent costly catch basins and roadway failures.