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Q: When it rains, I have a problem in my basement. After the earth is saturated, water enters through the foundation. I have an attached house and live on a hill. We have two bedrooms and a bath in the basement. The water flows under the floor, which is elevated about 4 inches. I haven't had any mold problems because I put towels against the foundation wall to soak up the water. But sometimes I don't get it all and it travels down the sloping floor to the drain in the middle of the garage. It looks as if the previous owners have tried a patch or two with little success. Any ideas? A: There are a couple of ways to stem the floodwaters, but there is no easy fix. Both solutions require a significant investment of time and money. We believe that installation of a French drain around the outs...