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Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling?

Why Is my Foundation wall Bowing Or Buckling? Many homes in the Midwest, like Des Moines, are sitting on foundations constructed of concrete blocks. During housing booms, concrete blocks becomes popular with builders because they can build a foundation quickly and move on to the above ground structure faster than they can with poured concrete. …

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What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

What is Hydrostatic Pressure? In regard to basement foundation problems, hydrostatic pressure can be best described as the constant force of water pressure constantly being forced on the basement walls. As a general rule, hydrostatic pressure increases as subsurface depth decreases, due to the increasing weight of earth and gravity generating downward force from above. …

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