Imo, a HUMIDEX ventilator installed in the basement would do the same"drying out" and also would bring in make-up air thru infiltration.a HUMIDEX ventilator sells for only approx $400 cndn, and can be easily installed by most diyers in about 3 hours or less. it does not have to be emptied of moisture (water) as the water is discharged within the exhausted air flow from the basement.
check it out. www.humidex.ca
I have had mine for several years now, and several of our neighbors have one too, it works great,no problems.