Oh Boy! This has me freaking out!
Ok, Noticed that there was water laying under the washer & dryer in the laundry room in the basement. Not a huge ammount, about a cupful, mabe two. Thought the washer was leaking, but no sign of that happening. Pulled off a bit of drywall and found wet in there. Now, let me explain....
The guy that lived here since the house was built, had installed an outside wood burner, and there are a mass of pipes (No idea what they are for, don't use it) but there are two 1/2" pipes which run out through the concrete perimeter wall,(to where, I have no idea, certainly not towards the wood burner) and it seems to be through the holes for these that the wet is coming (now noticable due to the thaw) I checked the studwork around this area, and although damp in a couple of places, not soaking, or rotten, so this seems like it's not been going on forever. My question is, what do I do about this? Is waiting until it all dries out and then filling the gaps with that expanding foam (or similar) an option? Is there anything that I can do, or is this a job for a pro? I haven't touched the damp proof membrane (next to the concrete) don't want to make things worse!