I recently gutted the original 1927 section of my house. I did not want to pay for a rental truck to haul three rooms of furniture to a rental facility and then haul them back, and paying two guys to do that job for me So, I looked into having a Pod delivered to my property for my furniture storage. The price was reasonable for rental fees, but high when you add drop off delivery, rental and pick up. So, I got the bright idea to rent a U-Haul for $29.00 per day. The 'free miles' would be consumed by driving the truck back and forth to my property. And, to have a movable storage truck on the property meant that I could move it when dumpsters needed to be dropped off and picked up. A great solution to my unique needs. It was summertime and I knew the rental truck would be humid and ruin my furniture, so I bought a dehumidifier and ran an extension cord to the truck. My furniture was bone dry for three weeks. And, it was not noisy either. I was so surprised to see how much water drained out of the humidifier hose line that I rigged to drain out of the truck. Unless you have a drain in your basement, you will need to empty the reservoir daily.
My basement pipes used to bead up with water, making my basement damp. I installed vents in the duct work so the A/C conditioned the air.
Dampness in a basement is caused by...water, of course. So, go outside and look around the building to see how well rain water drains from the building. If it puddles near the foundation, you need to grade the yard so the water drains away from the house. Also, if you have gutters, check the downspouts and where that water flows. Some minor adjustments in drainage issues can make a huge difference in basement moisture issues. If you have no gutters, you may want to consider installing them. they are not all that expensive. You and your dad or a buddy can most likely install them. See how they are installed on how-to tutorials and get cracking!!