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Old 05-02-2014, 10:38 AM  
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If you can keep the water close to the surface evaporation can play a part. Water is going to seek its lowest level and will follow the path of least resistance. Draining it away thru a path of low resistance and making the pathway into the house a higher resistance to flow is the answer to keeping it out. If you have no chance of keeping it out then collection and pumping out is a last resort.

Water in a standing column will generate a hydrostatic pressure based on its height. It’s possible to have water coming from underground and building a pressure from some distance away. In that rare case tapping it off by giving it a pathway to the surface can help. I don’t think that’s the case with the OP here.

I’m in agreement with Neal it’s all about drainage.



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When soil hold to much water.

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