I have a damp basement. There are really no big water issues because the house sits on sloped terrain, it's just damp and musty. I've been running a de-humidifier, but that doesn't seem to be taking care of the dampness as well as I'd like it.
My question is, would installing a sump pump assist in reducing the overall dampness of the basement? I was thinking that lowering the water table around the house would be beneficial, and I could just let the dehumidifier drain into the sump.
Edit: There is basically no air flow in the basement since the house was primarily heated with a wood stove, and cooled with window air. There are vents, but I don't want to circulate that air with the rest of the house because the main living area will take on the smell, until I get the moisture under control.