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Chances are if the water you see in your basement is unrelated to either the weather or seasonal changes in the water table, your water service might be broken. The first step in controlling moisture damage is to find the problem. You can find out quickly enough by shutting off the house main and observing the meter at the street, or you can contact the local water utility for assistance.