Originally Posted by jwryan
Thanks for the ideas, it sounds a lot better than taring. Also it is over and around a cold cellar so it makes more sense to use water-stop cement. Also, just so I know for future reference what exactly is hydrostatic pressure ?
"Hydrostatic Pressure: ....the force that pushes against your basement walls at any given point as a result of the weight of the water above it.....The higher the water table rises around your basement, the more hydrostatic pressure will be exerted against the concrete."
The point being that the water entering into a basement, through a foundation crack/hole/whatever.....may seam like a "leak", when in fact, it has power (pressure) behind it...that simple tar or caulking is not strong enough, and, cannot hold back.