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Old 07-20-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone know anything about hyper barric pressure on basement walls and floors? My inspector said that's what's causing water in my basement. Any suggestions???

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Old 07-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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You sure it wasn't Hydrostatic Pressure?

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Does anyone know anything about hyper barric pressure on basement walls and floors?
Any suggestions???
If you have hyperbaric issues in your basement...
I suggest you get dive certified real soon

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Old 07-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #4
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Hydrostatic must have been the spell check. Haha

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A good start would be to read:

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I understand that. It helps but this house was sitting for 2 years without the downspouts on. When we put them on I have not seen water since. Could that have been a big part of the problem???? Could that have risen the water table???? Thank you for the answers so far!

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Certainly, gutters, grade, etc. All could be culprits. This weekend I'll be adding a weeping tile system in my basement for extra measure. Once I'm down to the footer, I will be drilling out the cavities in the wall blocks to relieve any hydrostatic pressure and to eliminate it in the future.
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Is that a beaver dam? Where it goes along the inside of the wall. I have that too and it runs to 2 sump pumps. I'm hoping it was the gutters that were the problem.

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Yes. That is a beaver dam.[/QUOTE
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I think what you mean is hydrostatic pressure. That is when water accumulates around the outside of your foundation walls and creates pressure two ways; first is simply by taking up the available space and increasing the amount of weight that sits against your walls and secondly is if you have clay soil around your foundation than that will actually absorb the water expanding its size and actually pushing the wall inward.

Hydrostatic pressure can cause major issues for your homes basement, foundation in crawlspace. You should contact a licensed waterproofing contractor immediately to asses the situation.

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