Category: Hydrostatic Pressure

Common Symptom: Bowing Walls

Bowing walls are a common symptom of foundation issues in Wichita, Kansas. When rain or melting snow soak into the soil, hydrostatic pressure can build up on your foundation walls causing them to crack, lean, or bow. Poor drainage, poor waterproofing, and foundation cracks can make the problem even worse. Due to the possibility of collapse, […]

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Avoid Major Repairs with Proper Grading

Avoid Major Repairs with Proper Grading

Major foundation repairs can be daunting. The price tag is often not easy to handle, either. Luckily there are ways to avoid major repairs. We suggest maintaining your gutters and downspouts. Clean out gutters every six months or so and make sure your downspouts are in working order and direct water at least ten feet […]

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Do Not Weep: Understanding the Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure on Your Home

Do Not Weep: Understanding the Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure on Your Home

How Hydrostatic Pressure Can Harm Your Basement or Crawlspace You may have never even heard the term “Hydrostatic Pressure”. In our daily lives, we do not often think about technical terms, much less understand them! However, hydrostatic pressure could at this very moment be affecting your home. Even worse, it could be damaging your basement […]

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