A sinkhole 25-feet across and about 30-feet deep opened up in the rear corner of the Nanos' condo in Tarpon Springs, FL. Demetrios Nanos said that if his wife, Constance, had gone to bed one hour earlier, she would have likely been in her bed when it fell into the hole.

The St. Petersburg Times spoke with LRE Foundation Repair, a Brooksville-based sinkhole repair company, who had been working on the property prior to the occurance. Vice President Darle Canova said that whole the drilling and pumping may have triggered the sinkhole, there are many factors that contribute to sinkholes, so it is hard to say what was behind the cause.

There is no way to control mothernature, which is why it's important to contact a profressional with experience stabilizing soil and repairing sinkholes.


Many homeowners throughout Tarpon Springs and surrounding areas have turned to LRE Foundation Repair for sinkhole repair and other disaster-related services. For those in need of emergency sinkhole repair, LRE can handle that too! The company's Sinkhole Emergency Response Team (S.E.R.T.) can mobilize to an emergency dropout anywhere throughout the state.