I just moved into a townhouse this weekend. As I was plugging in the television in the basement rec room, I noticed that I was kneeling on wet carpet. The color of the carpet makes it very difficult to see the wet area. There are no signs of water in the ceiling above or wall. There are no other signs of water previously and the inspection did not reveal anything. The wet area is close to the door, but the area immediately next to the door is dry. It's an English basement style, which means there is an exterior stairway going down to the basement door. There is a drain at the bottom of the stairwell. The same situation for the wall, which is technically an interior wall, since it's a townhouse. There is a sump pump installed and it seems to be working. It has been raining quite a bit here lately though. What's the first step. Do I need to pull up the carpet? What should I be looking for?
water in basement, yet no rain outside!
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