Wet basement that SHOULD be dry?
How common is it for someone to involve a structural engineer, bend over backwards making sure the builder follows every single best practice for achieving a dry basement, doesn't cut a single corner, and STILL end up with a basement that has water/dampness/odor problems?
Is it safe to assume that nearly everyone with problems is having them because their builder intentionally cut corners somewhere along the line? Or is it common even for people with cast in place ICF basements with chemically-waterproofed concrete, insulated subfloor, best of breed drainage, and vapor barriers -- all designed by a structural engineer -- to STILL end up with basement problems even though it SHOULD (in theory, at least) be flawless?
I'm asking because I'm thinking about being a rebel and having a basement built for my future home near downtown Miami. But I want to make sure that it really IS almost assured to end up being first-rate dry living space as long as no corners are cut anywhere along the line.