I have been slowly helping my sister fix up her home which was our family's home as we were growing up. It was built in 1949.
My question concerns two metals door that are a part of the block basement. They are each about 15" wide and 8" high, made of metal and about 2-3 feet apart from one another. They are about 15" above the floor of the basement and are on the wall currently closest to her furnace.
They are allowing water to leak into the basement when there is a lot of rain and we either need to get rid of them and fix the wall behind them or somehow seal them, although there is a gap about 1/2" around the doors where the water is leaking in.
Anyone know anything about them? What would they have been used for?