Hydrostatic pressure problems
Hydrostatic pressure is a term used to describe a high or rising water table. In St Louis, water tables can fluctuate dramatically depending on rain fall amounts, snow melt, and drought. If the water table rises enough, water can come up through cracks in the floor or around the perimeter at the floor and wall seam. Basement Waterproofing, the installation of interior drainage systems and sump pumps, relieves the hydrostatic pressure and keeps the water table below the basement floor.