Here are a couple of quick and easy things you can do to help control water from entering your basement. 1. Extend downspouts away from house. 2. Clean your gutters, especially the downspouts; so when there is a hard rain the water will run through your gutter system, and not over flowing over the top of gutters; running down and raising the water table, creating hydro-static pressure, giving the water a chance to enter through any cracks. I Hope that helps.