A small portion of by basement which is unfinished is about a foot lower then the rest of the basement. After the spat of recent rain i noticed that there is about 4 inches of water standing on the bare earth floor. I suspect it is ground water. Any suggestion on what i can do to abate the situation? I gather that a installing a sub pump would be the only option for getting the water out, if so would it be legal for me the pump the water out into the street? Has anyone done this before? i saw some youtube videos and it looks straight forward but i an thinking i might be better using someone who knows what they are doing.

Any recommendation of a good basement contractor would be much appreciated.