If you can keep the water close to the surface evaporation can play a part. Water is going to seek its lowest level and will follow the path of least resistance. Draining it away thru a path of low resistance and making the pathway into the house a higher resistance to flow is the answer to keeping it out. If you have no chance of keeping it out then collection and pumping out is a last resort.
Water in a standing column will generate a hydrostatic pressure based on its height. It’s possible to have water coming from underground and building a pressure from some distance away. In that rare case tapping it off by giving it a pathway to the surface can help. I don’t think that’s the case with the OP here.
I’m in agreement with Neal it’s all about drainage.