During heavy rains my basement walls are damp from the floor going upwards. I have french drains but no sump pump. There is a wide hole at the far end and I saw water 'peeing' from a single hole at another far corner. After Sandy, a water treatmentcompany gave me a price of $8,000 to waterproof my bsmt. Job includes, widening the french drain 5 inches, putting down stones, tubing to carry the water and commercial grade sump pump, cleaning the wall and taping water resistant material to basement wall.
After he left, I started reading the various posts and realized that all I need is the sump bump. AM I CORRECT?
Note, gutters are newly installed, plan to re-trench in the spring