I just bought a house that was built in the early fifties, with an unfinished basement. Recently, after a heavy rainfall, some water leaked into certain parts of the basement (see photos).
This is a new issue for me, so I have questions:
- This post, which describes a situation similar to mine, mentions the possibility of a French drain. How do I determine whether I have one?
- How, if at all, can I prevent this from happening again?
- If occasional seepage is unavoidable, how can I mitigate or minimize it?