When we moved into our house earlier in the year, the second driveway had a middle bit covered in pebbles. I had a suspicion of its use when originally laid, probably sometime in the 1970’s.
Side tracked, I decided today to see how deep the pebbles went. Turns out they were only a few inches at best, and under that larger stones and rubble.
Reminiscent of a child digging a hole for the heck of it, I spent the rest of the day excavating this long buried construction.
For those who don’t have a clue what it may be, its a car pit. Being one who had grown up working on cars, I was stoked to find it.
Now I just need to find something to do with all the rocks, and construct a lid (its about 5 foot deep)!
That’s a great find!
Thanks! – yes, it is!
My imagination ran wild… I thought you found a body, treasure or a fall out shelter 😀 a car pit is much cooler though.
I must say, the body part crossed my mind – only because I found a bit of an old dog bone! 🙂
Reminded me of the car pit in the old garage at my childhood home. I guess people changed their own oil (etc) in those days.
Certainly have seen a reduction in the do-it-yourself mindframe I think. Its something I try to keep at though – now with the aid of a pit.