I'm in an absolute quandary about my basement. I have a leak. What's bizarre about this is that the previous owner had thousands of dollars in drain work done, including the footer drains, french drains, regrading, landscaping, etc.
The repairs inside were rough to say the least, but now the stupid front corner is leaking again. It's the only place there has ever been a problem in the house.
The inspectors said the foundation was very sound and that the repairs were checked for moisture and everything was good.
We keep the kitty litter in that room - it's the ugliest room in our house (as you can imagine). The room is all chewed up from years of repair. I don't go in there unless I'm changing the kitty litter, and I found a decent puddle of water on the floor. First time we've seen it. We had snow and the ground is quite wet. The foundation is dry where it is exposed and the soil at the top is dry, as is the mulch, the side of the house, etc.
So what do you think is going on? Could it be that I just need to properly repair a crack in the wall and drylock the bejesus out of it? I've called drain people and landscapers in to look at this and make recommendations (these are local old hands who I can trust to make good assessments of the situation). In the meantime, I'm inclined to hack down all the old drywall and paneling and go to town.