For the second time in less than a month, there was water in the (unfinished, thank God!) basement of our new home. About the same amount of water both times. Both after significant rainfalls. No sump-pump, very uneven concrete floor, very shallow French drains, and some suspicious cracks and stains on the floor.
At least it's easy to clean up with the wet-dry vac that my wife bought the first time this happened, but still, this is a problem which needs solving.