I have a ground water problem that causes my basement to flood every spring. The sump pum that removes enough water to keep the basement from fully submerging but the water getting in through cracks in the foundation floor and walls is enough to create an inch of water all around the basement floor. The water eventually finds it's way into the sump and out it goes.
I'm thinking a French Drain is what I need. I am pretty handy and I have access to a cement saw so I was planning on doing the job myself.
My question is, what is the best way to install a french drain system? And will the drain be enough to stop the water from coming in through the cracks, or should I plan on filling the cracks too?