Does water stream into your basement every time it rains? The fact is ground water can seep through block or concrete basement walls or floors even when there are no visible cracks. There are three primary causes of basement leaks and their remedies:
Problem 1 – Missing, damaged or clogged gutters or downspouts. When gutters and downspouts become blocked for some reason they become unable to carry rain water and snow melt away from the house. All of this water gets dumped onto the ground, which in turn becomes saturated and allows the water to stand and seep into the basement.