We are planning to finish our basement but need to understand an issue. Last year, we had an ant problem in the basement near the sill plate. We also experienced heavy rains. There was some sort of leak that I believe started from the exterior of the house.
Ants are gone, but the area still "looks" wet. I've added pictures for better understanding. My question is:
1.) What professional is best to contact for a evaluation on what is causing the problem or how to remedy it. General contractor? Waterproofer? Basement related contractor?
We simply do not know who looks at this type of stuff and has the expert opinion on if there is a big problem and how to fix.