It almost looked like a murder scene. They took pictures, and they were so great I posted them. The homeowners were telling me they had water coming in from little dimples in the foundation walls; I knew they were the tie rods. They sent me pictures and the leaking water looked almost red, like blood. But, it was really the tie-rods that were leaking.
Tie-rods are metal rods that go right through the foundation. Water gets to the metal and they rust; in this case the leaking water was red! We were able to stop the water leaking in through the tie-rods by injecting them with a polymer resin using an electric pump. Now those tie rods are all sealed up.