118. Persons who must afford support.

118.     Persons who must afford support.

The land which is affected by the obligation to afford support is not limited to the land of the immediately adjoining owner if that land in its natural condition is insufficient of itself to afford the proper support. Therefore, all persons whose land in its natural state affords support are, for the purposes of support, adjoining owners or neighbours of the person whose land enjoys the support1. But if an adjoining piece of land which affords support is excavated, no right of support is automatically acquired against a more distant piece