We’ve been privy to several promising updates now regarding the stabilization, backfilling, and repair of the National Corvette Museum sinkhole. Here’s the latest from Project Manager Zach Massey.
According to Mr. Massey, the crew will not be ready to begin backfilling the sinkhole until after the new year; that’s despite a prior, perhaps overly optimistic suggestion that backfilling would begin this week. But the crew is making major headway securing a manhole, which will allow cave access down the road for geologists or other experts.
Remember: despite the crew’s best efforts, there is no guarantee that the sinkhole can be permanently stabilized. Some monitoring will be essential.
The crew has also started to detail some of the finer crevices around the sheet-piling that was installed last week, and they’re at-work accumulating precise survey data that they can provide to the contractor in-charge of drilling. Mr. Massey has promised to keep us informed regarding all future developments, and we look forward to seeing a smooth, safe, backfilled hole real soon.