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Brian, Architect
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Experience:  Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP
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Have an oil burner furnace with a "cleanout". During the

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have an oil burner furnace with a "cleanout". During the last two day rain storm water and dirt came in my basement floor via the cleanout. I appears that the cleanout is damage and or never contructed correctly. Can I just fill the cavity with concrete or spray foam to keep the water from coming in.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Phil replied 1 year ago.

Hello John,

Unfortunately you cannot fill the cavity in most circumstances, but I would have to see your particular installation to provide a more accurate answer.

If you can attach a bunch of photo's some taken from a distance so I can get an over view and some close ups of the 'clean out' area, from various angles and very well lit, I can take a look.

Use the paper clip icon at the right end of the tool bar above to attach photo's

We can go from there.