October 5, 2007, Newsletter Issue #83: Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

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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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