Since we're discussing basement waterproofing, I also wanted to share a wonderful paper written and published by Hugh Mason, our in-house structural expert. Hugh has decades of experience designing, building and remodeling new and existing homes, and he creates all our architectural and engineering plans (which saves our clients considerable time and money rather than hiring outside agencies).
If you're looking into waterproofing your basement and you live in the suburbs or a detached home, I strongly suggest you check out the following PDF. Hugh discusses such topics as proper and improper backfilling techniques, repairing damaged foundations and correctly finishing a basement once repairs have been performed. As you can see, the man knows his stuff.