Trial pits

At last there has been digger activity at the barns. Our builder has caught up with his other projects and is now going to be concentrating on ours. That said, he is not coming back until Monday...........probably. But at least there has been some work done today, and trial pits were the first job on the list. These are needed for the structural engineer to work out how the barns are currently constructed so that he can decide how our converted barns are to be repaired and made structurally sound. I was half expecting to see a heap of rubble and collapsed barn but all was intact except for the mains water pipe for the neighbour which has now been located, broken and repaired - and wasn't in the position marked on his deeds. The pictures below show the extent of the existing foundations, or more like the lack of foundations.