Tile Floor & H20?
Similar to many others on this forum, we finished our basement in our 1920s DC rowhouse and I have had to throw out all the berber carpeting and pads following torrential rains that resulted in water in our basement.
I will not put carpet back in because this happens about once a year--a storm that drops 6"-8" of water in a 24 hour period always results in some water in our basement--not a flood, but enough to cause damage.
The water comes in along the wall that separates my home from my neighbors (there is a space between our respective house walls) so obviously it is getting in along that space and since I am downhill it flows into my basement.
I have re-routed gutters and can't seem to solve the problem. In any case, I would like to put flooring down that would not be ruined by this once a year problem. Is tile the answer, or will a small amount of water seeping under/along the tile be problematic as well?
Thanks for your thoughts and comments.