Can really use some advice on flooded basement
We just moved into a home from 1880. From what I can tell looking at building permits, in 1998 the owner had french drains put in and three dry wells.
Well every time it is a heavy rain we are flooding. Not a little water, I mean flooding. We are now getting the entire finished basement gutted and starting over.
I thought that french drains and drywells were supposed to stop flooding? I know there is ground seepage, but our 1300 sqft basement is filling with 3-5" of water every rain now.
Should I be looking at an inside system or another outside system?
I had one contractor tell me today that a good inside system runs $75 a foot. Does that sound right?