Easiest way to stop my basement from flooding?

It seems every time we get rain, water manages to seep through the cracks between the floor and walls of our basement. I know there are profesional solutions to this problem, but at the moment that’s out of the question because of how expensive it would be. Is something simple like stuffing towels down beside the... show more It seems every time we get rain, water manages to seep through the cracks between the floor and walls of our basement. I know there are profesional solutions to this problem, but at the moment that’s out of the question because of how expensive it would be. Is something simple like stuffing towels down beside the cracks or caulking along them a good idea, or am I underestimating the power of how water can get into our basement? Also if there are any specific products I can use for this please let me know.
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