You won't stop those problems by covering them up my friend. You need to think about water, its the root of your basement leak problems
. Are your downspouts pouring onto the outside of your foundation? Do you have a slope away from your home to divert water from your home?
Dry it out, get a solid drainage system in place, and waterproof the wall seems.
Or you could just get a ventilation system like the EzBreathe, which in my experience works very well.