The primary cause of water seepage in homes is called Hydrostatic water pressure. Water is heavy; it weighs 8.34 lbs per gallon. When it rains the ground around your house becomes saturated with water. At times this can mean hundreds of thousands of gallons of water. This water saturation has weight and it exerts a force against the foundation of your home. This force is called hydrostatic water pressure. (Example: water saturation at a depth of 6 feet next to your foundation will exert over 16 lbs per square inch of pressure where your foundation wall and floor meet.) If this force comes in contact with a seam or weak point in the foundation water seepage can occur.
The primary weak point in a home is called the cold joint. A cold joint is where different pours or types of concrete meet. When most homes are constructed the builder pours a footing. (This supports the weight of the wall) Then the contractor builds a wall on top of the footing. Finally the builder pours a 4 inch thick basement floor which lies on top of the footing and runs all the way to the wall. The seam in between each of these construction techniques is called a cold joint.
You cannot create a barrier to prevent hydrostatic water pressure from entering a home; there is simply too much pressure. The only way to guarantee your basement stays dry is to control the water in a way that does not create pressure.
The Real Dry™ system was developed to capture and control this seepage. Once the water is controlled it can then be easily removed from the home by way of a sump pump or drain.
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