I have questions about water and basements, and even more questions about dealing with it in this strange house. It seems there are no experts in the general topic of dealing with water. No one knows who to call, for example, a landscaping problem or a foundation problem. Starting at the beginning: Is it damaging for water to be leaking through basement walls (concrete block in my case), or just an inconvenience for those who want a finished basement? Im surprised by all the companies advertising that outside drains are a waste of money and we should all install the new indoor french drains around the inside of the walls, just letting the walls continue to leak.