One of the most common reasons for water seeping into the basement is through the basement windows. The windows should be properly sealed and not have any cracks where water can get in. The window wells should have a cover over them to keep the water out or at a minimum. Window well drainage systems can also be installed so that if water does get into the window well it will be drained out right away. When water is allowed to pool in the window well it can begin to degrade the seals and ultimately leak.
When the basement foundation walls are exposed to excess water over time they can begin to crack. With warm and cold extremes the crack can become bigger and eventually cause water leaks instead of seeping. The foundation will become weak and the house can begin to shift. You'll find doors and windows not closing correctly and even cracks on the interior and exterior walls.
The solutions will vary depending on the problem and the severity. Obviously, if you catch the problem early enough the repairs will be less costly and can protect the long term health of your home and family. For more information onbasement waterproofing in Boston call the Foundation Pros or visit their website and request a free inspection. This is the best way to catch a problem early and correct it.