I have a full basement, my parents have a full basement and neither of us have water problems.
A friend of mine has really high water where he is. He has a drain tile around his house that a sump pumps out. He had to drop another well, on the opposite diagonal corner that kicks on when the sump won't keep up.
I'd ask Skooterbuilt. I believe he is the residential basement expert.
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