We just purchased this house in August. Occasionally rains during the middle of the night we would wake up to find a section of out basement with water. I was unable to trace it. Finally we are currently having a big storm. Water is coming in like a sink faucet is turned on. It is coming through one block in the foundation.
I went outside to see if the gutter is overflowing or why this water is getting in. My entire front is flooded outside against my house. The gutter runs into a pipe in the ground, water is spraying up out of this pipe, so there is a massive clog or the pipe is busted below. This house was built in 1953. I cannot see where this drains out to. Can it be possible that it goes into the sewage?
To fix this we will be taking out front yard apart shortly to do a driveway, landscaping, and a new walk way. Would the best thing to do is cap that pipe off and run a drain pipe out to the street? I do not have a sidewalk in front of my house. The front of the yard from the street also floods because there is a big dip which we plan on filling this summer.
Dry well would be the better bet. Can you post pictures, so all of us can see the lay of the land, as to what you are seeing. As for the street, push along with your neighbors, to get either the city or county to fix the drainage problems.