Two weeks ago my basement was flooded with rainwater for the first time
in its 50-yr history. The rainfall leading up to the flooding was not
The only thing different about things this year is, this past summer I
had my side sewer line replaced. The excavated area outside the
foundation matches up with the general area where the water entered the
I discussed this with the sewer line contractor, and he said it is
possible the excavation created this problem, due to the change in soil
composition. The area used to drain, but now it holds water and the
water finds its way through the foundation.
What can I do to get things back to the way they were before the sewer
line replacement? I'm desperate, don't even know who to call or ask. I
think I need an expert. Any suggestions?