The Rodriguezes are among hundreds of homeowners in North Amherst reporting problems with their homes sinking. The houses were built on a crust of hard clay that floats atop a layer of underground muck, according to one expert. Some of this muck holds so much water, it has the consistency of peanut butter, according to contractor Benjamin Stroyer.
My parents live smack in the middle of the dark green zone shown on the map in the article.
Nothing wrong with my parents' house yet, but they do have a sump pump which has been running once an hour since they bought their house in 1992. Keeping my fingers crossed that nothing happens to their suburban dream ...