Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

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How relieve hydrostatic pressure in concrete block basement?

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

If water in your basement has you on the verge of tears, you can make weep holes into the cells of your concrete blocks (4" to 6" in from each mortar-joint ) at the point where the floor and wall meet. This will help relieve hydrostatic pressure on your home's foundation. *If you have solid poured concrete walls, don't bother trying to make weep holes. They have no cavities, so weep holes are not required.

   

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