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Permanently Dry Basements? Yes, They Exist!

May 17, 2021

If you’ve ever owned an older home with a basement, you may have avoided going down there at all costs because of the dampness and strange smell. Maybe you couldn’t store certain items there because they’d be ruined from the moisture. Perhaps you always thought about what it would be like to add an extra bedroom or rec room instead of having 1,000+ square feet of empty space. If this has ever been you, we have great news. 

At Preserve at Marsh Creek, the peaceful 55+ community in beautiful Chester Springs, the basement in each home is permanently dry and mold-free. Yes, you read that right! You can finally use your basement effortlessly and comfortably – in any way you want. 

How Do We Keep The Basements Dry?

We accomplish this incredible feat through technologically advanced materials and innovative building techniques. We use Delta®-MS Waterproofing, a uniquely shaped air-gap membrane that is installed around the entire perimeter of your concrete foundation, draining water away and protecting walls from moisture. This is a high-performance material that keeps basements completely dry and mold-free for the life of your home.

Why Do We Keep The Basements Dry

Many homeowners today want their basement to be usable living space, which can’t happen when dampness and mold permeate it. Without a protective exterior barrier, it can be expensive and painstaking to retroactively waterproof this space, and there’s no guarantee it’ll stay totally dry.

With Delta®-MS Waterproofing and McKee Builders’ installation expertise, even if a crack should appear in your foundation wall from the house settling (which is completely normal), your basement remains water free. Any incidental moisture is immediately drained to the footer drain, causing no harm or damage to the walls.

Your basement is protected, dry, and ready to be transformed into a guest suite, hobby room, exercise studio, entertainment area, or any space you need it to be. 

At McKee Builders, we take pride in building quality, enduring homes that exceed both standard building codes and our homeowners’ expectations. A great home can’t be built without a solid foundation. At Preserve at Marsh Creek, you can feel confident knowing that your home and your basement are both built to last. 

To learn more about all the ways you can use your basement space in a McKee home, please contact us at 610-549-4208 or schedule a personal tour today. Remember, if you can dream it, we can build it.

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