Thanks Steve, I have no problem telling that the basement might leak in a 5-10" rain every 3-4 years, I do have a problem with the Realtor saying that it is a HUGE problem every time I speak to her. The house is 4000 sq ft. with 6 br's and 3 full baths and storage galore so no one will ever live in the basement and there are 2 garages so no one need use it for a workshop, etc. I am fairly certain that the water backs up through the drain when the city drainage system is overwhelmed. It is not coming through the walls nor the windows but coming up through the drain hole. If I am correct how does one approach that problem.?