Our house is almost 100 and has a fruit cellar crumbling below our front porch. We had it repaired 3 times but given it is made of a stone/concrete mix the foundation repairs continue to crumble & leak. The floor is very porous and eventually drains but with heavy rains it leaks into our basement.
Is there a proven way to block it off, seal it up and fill it in for good?
We also have a cistern in the back of the house that hasn't been used for over 30 years but it still collects water as the top stone mix is porous and the walls leak if water build up. I have to drain it during heavy rains.
We want to do the same with it.
Would limestone work as a fill or once it's blocked and sealed, would dirt fill do the trick?
Thank you for providing such a service. Your site is the closest thing I've found that deals with our particular situation.
Looking forward to finally finding a permanent solution.