I am wondering what would cause a huge curved divot in the lawn?

  13 answers
  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on May 16, 2020

    Hi Rosemary,

    has someone driven on your lawn with a large truck? Have you had any work done that needed a lawn tractor?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 16, 2020

    Hopefully not the start of a sinkhole! More than likely a vehicle with massive weight or something very heavy being dropped or placed onto your yard., such as construction equipment. Is there any road work going on in your area? Are there any depressed tire tracks you can see?

  • Nan W. Nan W. on May 16, 2020

    Rosemary: maybe you could call your city or town and see if any work is being done or if they can inspect for a sinkhole.

  • Chauna Chauna on May 16, 2020

    It’s likely a stump finally disintegrated under the lawn. Especially if trees were cut down before construction.

  • Oliva Oliva on May 16, 2020

    Is any pipeline renovation underway? The digging or their equipment may have caused the depression.

  • William William on May 16, 2020

    Is it long or just circular? Does it line up with you house main drain? It could be a collapsed main drain pipe. Won't show up until your house drains start backing up.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 16, 2020

    Hello Rosemary,

    A Cart Horse! or smaller horse or pony, a deer, a Moose?. Hope that helps

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on May 16, 2020

    Hello. Do you have moles that might’ve made tunnels and subsequently collapsed?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 17, 2020

    Hello again,

    Exactly how large is this divot and exactly where is it on the lawn?

  • Betsy Betsy on May 17, 2020

    Hi Rosemary: Is it in the front lawn? Like maybe someone drove over your lawn with a car or a bike? If it's a bump, you may have moles and will need to get them to move on. Good luck

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 17, 2020

    My idea of a huge one and yours may be very different, but, if it is a rut like a tire mark, it may be a result of someone driving on your lawn. Is the area wet? Is the grass pushed aside or caved in? Is there a hole? Good luck and stay safe!

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on May 18, 2020

    It is probably where a water or gas line is buried from the road to the house.

  • Homeroad Homeroad on May 22, 2020

    Maybe have it checked out to make sure it is not a septic tank or well that could be dangerous.