# lateral water pressure on wall

Usually since hydrostatic pressure along with freezing and thawing are such a pain (quite hard to figure out the pressure from freezing water in soil), in practice I try and keep my retaining walls 100% water free.

Cost many thousands, waaay more than the exterior waterproofing cost… and where is this company now, where is that supposed lifetime warranty?? One of the walls of a swimming pool contains 4m deep water. 2.) This hole was already there as part of the plumbing stub-outs. A vertical retaining wall is present, whose design is not relevant here.

Forces Harmful to House Foundation & Footers - Ask the BuilderAsk the Builder Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, hydrostatic lateral foundation wall pressure, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dpGpiB7kQI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyVA73ILPUM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7jprh5f2p8, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-GaOiWZPYM, Basement Wall Failures - Donan - Forensic Engineering Experts, Forces Harmful to House Foundation & Footers - Ask the BuilderAsk the Builder, http://www.amherst.ny.us/pdf/building/soilsstudy/TOASFS_section3.pdf, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLjltBxHKfU, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INFPk66SG1g, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLzdt6wkS24, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHqScpQQqZI, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KFycoizC84, A Definition | Colorado Geological Survey, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Ozr64HKsc, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owwskmlN388, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK6PW6AyHig. Have no problem anyone trying to divert some water away from f walls when their reason, worry, is to try and minimize the soil from getting saturated and possibly causing cracks in walls, bowed walls etc… but not this goofy notion that by raising n sloping the grade it’ll solve most leaky basements, nonsense… have posted numerous videos and tons of photos on exactly that and homeowners continued to leak. 638.22 KB, 2nd paragraph, i don’t always agree with this former builder, how he describes hydrostatic pressure… All I hear, keep water away from the house. will not be reduced. As an FYI, John (aka, Mark) is an expert at sealing basement water entry in SE Michigan…and, you would do well listening to his advice. Use MathJax to format equations. After the heavy rain I saw water pooling up to and barely touching the bottom of the ADS. Engineering Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professionals and students of engineering. Sealing leaks from the OUTSIDE is the way to be happy down the road and a lot less $. Why are so many coders still using Vim and Emacs? You don’t want to wet/soak anything above grade AT FIRST, in the beginning, just the top of the foundation wall down. stream Problems occur when soils get saturated AND when they dry out, drought occurs. At an outdoor boundary between two properties there is a stepped change in ground level of the clay soil. It’s quite easy for some to recommend a, b,c supposed solutions when they have never had to guarantee these basements won’t leak after the homeowner spends$, shtt wish i could do that.