Originally Posted by Muckin_Slusher
Figure out what the highest the water level could ever possibly get. Jack up house 10 feet above this level. Demo existing basement. Pour monolithic concrete foundation (pinned to bedrock), with the basement floor 2 feet above highest possible water level. Enjoy not ever having to give one fuck about what the water in the ground is doing, or caring if you have power or not to run sump pumps FOREVER.
You'll thank me later.
Pirate has convinced me that basements are an awful idea. I would rather build up, not down.