I had some water issues in my basement recently. Taking a good look at all the possible causes I noticed the landscaping around the front my house was slopping in towards the house. So to fix this I dug up approximately 2 feet of black dirt from the front and replaced it with clay that was slopped at a more appropriate angle. I then put landscape fabric down and covered that with approximately 4-6 inches of 1/2" washed drainage rock. I also added a 6 inch strip of brick in front of the rock.
So far I have had no problems with water in the basement although I have noticed the concrete on the front of the house looks wet. What could be causing this? Did I miss a step or 2?