My husband and I are looking for a home to buy and have fallen in love with the perfect house, except it has a wet basement. I've been told that it is the seller's responsibility to fix the problem, not ours. If the seller is not willing to fix the basement, around how much would it cost to waterproof it with a french drain? We were also wondering if this is the way to go? Some more info about it:
Cinder block walls
puddles in middle of floor (and it hasn't rained in a while)
bottom of walls look damp
no sump pump
Original owners lived with the basement this way for probably about 30 years without fixing it.
Any advice would be grately appreciated! Thanks!