I'm a new home owner and really need advice on a basement flooding issue. The previous owner had dug up part of the foundation to install a new sewer line. He then set new cement over that new sewer line. Now when the water table is high (mostly after rain on top of snow melt) a lot of water seeps in in the seam that was created between the old concrete and the new concrete. In the 1 1/2 years I've owned the place it's happened 6-7 times. Here's my question: Is it worth trying to patch up the seams to prevent the flooding? If so how would I do it? If I patch it will the water pressure just find another place to spring up? Any "basement repair service" I call just tries to sell me a sump pump and/or french drains. That may be the right solution but I wanted to make sure I try an easier/cheaper solution first. Any help or advice on this would be really appreciated.