Basically the water in your basement is coming from
precipitation that soaks into the ground. While this
precipitation absorbs into the ground, gravity pulls the
moisture through the soil and down below the surface.
As moisture saturates the ground further, water begins to flow
Capillary Veins in the ground.
The water settles into the spongy, loosely packed areas in the
ground around your foundation.
As the water level rises the weight of the water causes pressure
to build up against the foundation and up under your Basement
This pressure is known as Hydrostatic Pressure, and needs to be
relieved before it either breaks through the wall or starts to
leak where the floor and the wall meet. Over time the foundation
of the structure can be severely weekend and will possible need
Keep in mind
Hydrostatic Pressure is caused by 2 sources.
Rain water that is beating on the house and settling along
the foundation, causing ground water to work itís way into
The water table that is rising due to the type of ground
that the house is built on (shale, slate, clay, iron ore)
which is putting pressure on the basement floor and
ultimately working itís way into the cinder blocks or simply
working itís way into the basement.