Black block must be common in a Ryan home?? “Avoiding water” starts with sealing the outside of the block. Next is water down spouts and earth grading to get the water away from the home. Many homes have drains around the footings tied to sumps. On the inside of the basement, maintain 50% RH to evaporate any moisture that diffuses through the wall. A vapor retarder inside of insulation a cool basement traps the moisture and prevents condensation. Might try slashing the plastic on a couple of the stud cavities. Your vapor retarder should be on the outside of the block. You will need a dehumidifier unless you are in very dry climate.