I hope there are some home repair experts here. I've owned my house for two years and never had a problem with water getting in the basement, which is fortunate since it's finished and I have my home theater and office down there. There's a sump pump, and when it rains, it keeps the water out. So far, so good However, today, we've just been having torrential downpours. It's so bad, that my detached garage has even flooded (by flood, I mean there's like a half inch of water since it sits below the driveway, bad enough that I parked my car on the driveway and just have to hope the rain doesn't turn into severe storms with hail). Now I've noticed in the unfinished part of my basement, for the first time, water is starting to seep through the cracks in the wall. Not a lot, the floor in there is still pretty much dry - a few drops have trickled down into the drain. And right now, the finished part of the basement is completely dry thankfully. That leaves me with two questions: 1. It's supposed to rain even more tomorrow. What are the chances of this becoming a huge problem - like, big enough that I should start moving everything from my basement upstairs? The unfinished part has my washer/dryer, water heater and furnace, I can't exactly move that stuff, but is anything really in any big danger, even with more rain all day tomorrow? 2. What, if any, long term fixes are there? Like I said, first time in two years I've seen this. If everything holds through the weekend, is it worth spending a lot of money to fix it, or is there a cheap fix I can do so next time no water seeps through?