Water inside cinder block but not in basement?
We are remodeling a partial basement. We knew we had some mildew issues on the wall that is completely underground. The builders put a big hole in the cinder block to put an electrical outlet and you can look inside the block to the bottom and see maybe 2 inches of standing water. This was at two different places. We have never had standing water in the basement but we do see the mold. Is it ok for there to be water in the cinder block even if it is not coming into the basement? We have had a lot of rain recently. Also there is a gap where the cinder block meets the concrete floor but we don't see any water coming through there. We thought of just putting on a water proofing paint and sealing up the cracks or is this something that needs attention by digging up the dirt in front. Also there are cracks in the wall and it is bowing a little. Thanks