Terracotta drain pipes next to house
I am a first time homeowner of a 60+ year old house. I recently discovered that the home has a terra cotta pipe on two corners against the house that go into the ground. I don't know how far though.
Anyways, these drains at both locations but on the inside of the basement, there is water on the basement, coming up through where the floor meets the wall. Most of it has been in the summer, and more so in humid weather. One of the drains is filled with concrete (water still is in that area).
My question is, what would be the best method to correct this water getting in the through the floor problem. Do I need to dig these pipes out and destroy them, fill them with something, have them cleaned? Any advice would be helpful. thanks.