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It's not going to do any harm, but if you build and insulate the walls correctly it's also not going to do any good.
 

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There has to be at least 1000 post on this one subject. Go up to search and check it out.
 

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Where are you located?

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location isn't as important imho as performing a vapor transmission test PRIOR to doing anything,,, in my experience, ' drylock ' type-materials work best in brochures,,, xypex is a much better treatment
 

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Location is very important figuring insulation/vapor barrier requirements, I think. Perhaps you missed Post #4... been there, done that, LOL.

Most basements appear dry or wet. Some "dry" ones look that way due to room air currents dissipating moisture as it wets surfaces. One needs to keep interior conditioned air from reaching the colder concrete wall or rim joists to deposit moisture there; http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/digests/bsd-103-understanding-basements?full_view=1

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