I recently bought a house and for the first month+, there was absolutely no water in the basement. All of a sudden one day, I go downstairs and there are puddles! I look and see that the water is coming from the seam between the floor and the foundation wall, but also through the floor in some places.
The funny thing is, I have a sump pump and the pit has THREE corrugated pipes going into it. They are all spilling out water constantly and this water is being pumped out. It seems like (if I reach my hand in through the pipes) they go along the walls. This leads me to believe I have a french drain system installed in the basement.
The question is, even though there is water coming out of these pipes, why am I still getting a flooding basement? And why in the world would it occur so suddenly like this?
Maybe the pipes clogged up? Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!