Waterproofing around foundation
At the back of our house, the ground slants slightly toward our house instead of away. To our knowledge, there have never been any leaks in the basement, but we want to take some preventative measures just in case.
We know that we should grade the land away from the house, but we don't want to undertake this. Two options we were thinking about:
1. Plant cedars -- they are thirsty and don't have big root systems
2. Put down interlocking/patio stones
Thoughts about these options or other suggestions welcome.