Our builder dug footings today for our deck. I was watching out the window with my children, like you do, when I saw the digger bring up a load of dirt with shards of clay pipe. They stopped and had a quick look then kept going. I decided to head down and ask what was going on (the main guy wasn't there, his sidekicks were) and they told me it was fine, an old pipe, nothing to worry about. So I didn't.
Luckily it rained a little this afternoon so when I popped down with my children to have a look, I saw water pooled at the bottom of the hole. Not all the holes, just the one with the pipe. So I got suspicious and did a little test, I ran the tap for our laundry tub and sure enough the water started to swirl in the hole. I've let him know and he's coming tomorrow to have a look.
Is this something that he now has to suck up and fix because he broke it? Or am I going to get stuck with paying for this? I fear it's going to cost a bit as the pipe is well over 1m down and they're going to have to break up our concrete driveway to get at it