My husband and I are considering the purchase of a historic (not officially registered) home that was build in the 1780's. Inside the home the original "well house" has been built around to include the current lovely kitchen. By building around the existing well house, the original well is located inside of the home. It is unsealed and protected only by a cabinet door that you can open and see directly down to the well pit.:eek: Naturally we are concerned about the massive safety risk of having a unsealed death pit in our kitchen.
My questions are, has anyone ever encountered this before? Does anyone know how sealing this type of well would work and approximate cost (we are in Connecticut)? Any other information on this topic would be GREATLY appreciated. We need to be more informed before we can confidently put in an offer to purchase the home. THANK YOU THANK YOU!