I plan on finishing my basement, occasionally when it rains hard I get water through my walls that puddles on the floor. I

live outside Philadelphia PA, I have extended my drain pipes and graded my dirt away from the house. I have read many

options about reverting the water to a sump using a french drain or channel, but all articles assume that the footing is

below my basement slab. In my case, my footing is exposed above my slab, and I get moisture through my cinderblock wall. I

have 2 questions: 1. How can I provide drainage for the water in this situation? (see pic), do I place a french drain next

to the footer? Do I put a drain on the footer next to the wall? How close to the footer can I build my studs? 2. If I

insulate my walls, how can I keep mold from forming if my walls have moisture weeping through the cinder block? Pic URL http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink