I purchased a home two years ago, and I've had water intrusion directly after heavy rain (several days of rain that resulted in heavily saturated ground). I actually watched the water come in at the base of walls right on top of the floor and I see efflorescence on concrete blocks in garage. I know that I need to dig to foundation to do it right...but, I'm awfully attached to my landscape. Going to try new gutters and french drains first. Is that futile? What are the best materials to waterproof the exterior? Does anyone know competent waterproofers in the Chattanooga area? Any advice/info to ease my worried mind?