How to insulate this foundation wall and in turn help with water
Ok so have a question about this foundation wall in picture. Before I moved in a drain was installed that prevented basement flooding but I still have dampness. This is the only foundation wall that is buried in soil and gravel all other walls are exposed. So my thought is I might be better off with exterior basement insulation. On this particular wall I have a few questions.
1. this wall slopes down to a patio with a small retaining wall. Could I insulate the upper half of foundation wall and then somehow slope water away from wall and down a pipe out to daylight. I could even reroute my gutters that are shooting straight down into earth. This would send water away from foundation
2. Is digging down to bottom and removing all soil my best and only option. I don’t mind filling entire pit with gravel and concrete. Don’t really know what kind of drainage was installed. I also have gas lines and an ac unit on this will so I don’t know how difficult that might be.
3. If I do insulate from outside what is the easiest way to do this for a diy. Something that is economical but not impossible. I live in climate zone 5
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