I have a late 50's ranch in Milwaukee, WI. My house is lower than those behind me. When we get heavy rain for a day or two, some water seeps in where the floor meets the basement wall. I had drainage installed in the yard with the gutter on the Northeast feeding into the drainage tube and I had it re-checked and all of that is working fine. The yard was graded to keep water from running toward the house. I got a new sump pump and during a heavy rain the water rushes into the crock and gets pumped out to the front of the house just fine. I had a company come out to check if the drain tile needed to be repaired or cleaned out. They said the drain tile is working great and they would not suggest jetting it or rodding it. The Northeast corner of the basement still gets some water leaking in where the floor meets the wall. This room in the basement is finished with drywall and floor tile. It is not a lot of water, but is enough to settle under the floor tile so it has to be dried out. I was told that perhaps there is a spot under or near the floor of the basement in that corner that water may "pool" when it rains heavily. Is there any other solution other than digging up my basement floor to create a run-off or trench that takes this water into the drain tile or sump crock? I am retired and do not have the funds to do this, not to mention the busting up of the floor and having to re-do the drywall and flooring. Thank you.
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