Water in Basement
We live in central, coastal, NJ, in the US. Our basement is about 80% below grade and we get quite a bit of water seeping in the point where the outside walls join the floor. No major cracks in the cement floor or in the cinderblock walls. The gutters are clear and drain well away from the foundation. Landscaping is adequate and sloping away from the house.
We've had two firms come out and both gave similar estimates. One company puts conduit type thing around the base of the walls and funnels the water to a sump pump. The other will break up the floor around the walls and put in a drainage system leading to sump pump. Both say the other is a worthless system.
Opinions? Other suggestions?