by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:
DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A huge sinkhole opened up in a woman's driveway Wednesday as a crew was working on another sinkhole in her back yard.
"A much bigger problem than we could have anticipated," Lori Woroschuk told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.
Woroschuk thought the 18-foot sinkhole in her
"They were doing the back yard, and a portion of the driveway collapsed under the truck," Woroschuk said. "I had a good cry."
The second sinkhole quickly grew just as deep as the first, and Woroschuk is going to have to dig even deeper into her wallet.
"Thousands and thousands of dollars," Woroschuk said. "You know, you call your insurance company and they say, 'Oh yeah, we hear this all the time.' There's no insurance for it in Georgia. There's nothing you can do to protect yourself against it."
"It's a heartache," said contractor Bobby Hancock.
Hancock, with Bailey's Construction and Landscaping, said after the summer's heavy
"Oh, we do two or three a week," Hancock said.
But Hancock said there's more to it than rain. He said many builders cut corners and broke the law when they dug holes and then filled it in with tree debris, building materials and a whole lot more.
"Car parts, metal, water heaters ... everything," Hancock said.
Often, the homeowners have no idea until it's too late.
"There doesn't seem to be a better way to protect a homeowner," Hancock said.
Worschuk said she could try to go after the builder, provided it is still in business.