Last week, early in the stage of digging out the footings for my building, we hit a large rock. We decided it wasn’t worth trying to get t out, as it wasn’t even wobbling when we got a pick underneath it.. in the process of doing some digging today, I unearthed more of it and so far, its about 1.5m long! It’s bloomin’ massive! I took a photo.
As you can see (hopefully) the rock starts by the tyre, and goes up past the end of the spade! I marked it, so its the white streaks. Unfortunately, I was planning on laying tyres there, but I will have to raise up the next course a little with flat stones and just build on top of it. Ultimately, it won’t affect my plans too much (though I have to redirect my drainage pipe around it as a result), and its reassuring to know that my building will be on such solid footings! However, It’s a reminder that I need to be adaptable to my plans. If I hit something like this in an area where I can’t just work around it, it will cause me serious problems getting it out! Given my house is just below an old quarry, I will have to keep my fingers crossed as I dig!!