A little off topic but, several years ago, my neighor cut down 2 large (about 3 ft dia x 50ft high) oaks. They just happened to be about 5 ft from my house. The stumps are still there though. Since then, I've had moisture in the basement. The questions are: 1/ how much water can these two trees suck up? 2/ because my house is on a really flat grade, and very close to the road, is there any other way to divert the water away other than a sump pump?? I can't figure out how to put in a drainage tile or piping system due to the fact that theres no whrere to drain it to. The water isn't horrible, its just very damp. Visually, it seems to be coming from the very base of the wall and up thru the floor a little. any ideas?? Thanks.