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My current project is the basement. Initially, I couldn't decide what to do about it. It resists finishing because of severe leaking around the windows and the fact that the floor slopes four inches because of a slate ledge underneath it. However, I hired a company to put in a perimeter drain. They jack hammered out the edges and installed a drain in the gravel. THey will come back and cap the edge with cement after installing new windows. The drains lead to a sump pump. The company guarantees a dry basement. So, now, I plan to pour some cement to level the floor, and I'll finish the basement. This could take a while because before I can frame it and drywall, I have to rewire and repipe the whole house. I am going to try to do that this summer, then finish the basement.

The sump pump.

The chipped out edges.