What is a Coal Chute?
In old buildings that originally used coal to heat with, you will find a 6 to 12 inch wide opening between the outside and the basement. When coal was delivered, people would then shovel the coal into this coal chute / coal slide to have the coal next to the furnace. The coal shoots are often found in major cities like, Boston, Worcester, Dorchester, Providence and Weston.
Why do they leak?
We see this problem consistently in some of the older building in cities and surrounding areas of Boston, MA Brookline, MA Worcester, MA Providence, RI and Hartford CT. Despite many attempts by many generations to block off and waterproof these coal shoots, there seems to be a common problem in the building stock that was built when coal was the heating source namely water leaking into basements from leaking coal shoot. Coal shoot waterproofing is often overlooked in the basement waterproofing process.
How to Waterproof a Coal Shoot?
There are multiple processes to waterproof a coal chute based on each individual coal chute. For information on coal shoot waterproofing, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.
Whether you live in Cambridge, MA North Kingston, RI Nashua, NH or Hartford, CT if you have leaking coal shoots or are in need of stone foundation repointing, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair today! A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, the coal chute & stone foundation waterproofing experts.
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