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broken concrete cause of basement leaking?

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I'm trying to help my dad out with a problem. All walls of their basement are getting water coming in. A company came out and did a trench drain deal inside along 2 walls. It cost about $3k and would be another 7K to do all walls. (they only did 2 cuz that's all they could afford) My concern is he has a large chunk of his driveway that cracked and is pointing downward by several inches, maybe even about a foot right up against the foundation. Out of the 2 companies he's consulted no one mentioned that it was an issue in the basement leaking. I'm trying to convince him it probably is a huge issue, am I wrong? Just want to say the house is 8 years old, graded perfect from what I can tell, gutters don't leak, has a sump and supposedly was tiled below the footings during construction. The very close neighbors haven't had any issues. He does have a hairline crack in the floor. I know this is really a hard one to speculate on but thanks for any opinions!
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its POSSIBLE repairing that section of conc will stop the leak but you're got better odds betting ron paul will be elected pres in 2012,,, the co was right in their evaluation - the wtr's already down by the footer &, absent frull exterior excavation, gave the best solution to manage the issue.

whether they find value in the $7K addl work is another issue - ck qualifications/pricing/alternate sources for pricing/method,,, someday someone will pay more for a problem not resolved today :yes:
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