Hole in backyard

Asked March 14, 2018, 10:16 AM EDT

I noticed a hole in my backyard in the fall. It has gotten a little bigger since that time. Current dimensions are 21 inches diameter and 27 inches deep. The bottom of the hole has approx 2-4 inches of water. I don't know what is causing this or who to call to try to get the hole taken care of. +

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

We can not tell for sure from your photos what your issue is. Possibilities include wildlife burrowing and stormwater issues.
What kind of area is this in? Is it open yard or within a brushy area?
Are those peach pits we see in the soil of the first photo?
Is there dug soil mounded up around the edges? If you stick a shovel in at an angle, does it go deeper into another chamber?

We suggest just filling in the hole with topsoil, and see if it stays filled.