Robert, first of all, go overt to www.taunton.com/fhdisc for several discussions on wet basement treatment. Note, the vapor barrier goes on the side where the water is (or in some case where the most water is). Above ground in the NE that's usually the inside. Down south it's the out side. In a basements (even a seeming dry one, it's against the wall. You also might want to consider things like proper lot grading and gutters to lessen the incoming water. If you have a furnace and or water heater in the basement be sure to make combustion safety your first priority.