Basement Remodeling: How is Beyond Basements better than drywall basement finishing systems?

First of all: We use fabric instead of drywall. And we know you might be a little puzzled about this. Isn’t drywall a common building material? Isn’t it stronger than fabric? Isn’t it better?

These are good questions, but you might be surprised by the answers. The fabric used in the Beyond Basements remodeling system is extremely strong — in most respects, as strong as drywall. Sure, it might tear if you drive a utility knife through it — but drywall could be damaged in the same way, and be more expensive to repair. Beyond Basements’ fabric wall systems resist scratches, dents, dings and smudges, so if you accidentally scrape the corner of a table against a wall while moving furniture, you won’t have to worry about a scratch.

But won’t drywall last longer than fabric? Not necessarily. Drywall has its strengths, but one of its biggest weaknesses is its composition. For one thing, it contains cellulose, which is a primary food source for things like termites and black mold. Fabric contains no cellulose, so it’s not vulnerable to the same degradation factors as drywall.

What about decorating? I can paint drywall and hang picture frames on it. Well, you can’t paint Beyond Basements fabric — but we’ll do you one better. With a wide variety of colors to choose from, and an ease of installation that’s unparalleled by almost any other building material, Beyond Basements fabric wall are the best choice for interior decoration. If you ever need to change the color of the room, simply replace the fabric — it’s that easy. And you can even hang pictures on it.

But I’m worried that a room with fabric walls won’t feel like a real room. Won’t I feel like I’m in an office cubicle? Not at all. The Beyond Basements remodeling system actually soundproofs walls better than drywall, absorbing close to 95 percent of sound on either side. So go ahead and blast that new surround sound system — the rest of the family won’t hear you upstairs. What’s more, Beyond Basements, all by itself, provides the same level of insulation as 14 sheets of plywood.

OK, you’ve convinced me that Beyond Basements is better than drywall. But what else do I get beside fabric walls? We’ll take care of everything: We stain the doorjambs and window frames, hook up cable and phone lines, perform soffit work, and do any other work that needs to be done.

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John and Barbara Vicich

“We wanted to thank you for your personal and specialized attention to the water problem we had in our basement. You took the time to inspect the whole situation and gave us recommendations, all of which worked. You had a way of explaining the process and materials that would be used in a way that we understood. We are very pleased with the work that was done and would highly recommend your company to anyone.”

-John and Barbara Vicich

Debbie, Berwyn

“The day after Hurricane Irene, all of my neighbors basements were filled with water, while mine remained dry! It is wonderful, everything remains dry and the battery backup worked beautifully when my power was out for 2 days. Dry AND quiet, thank you, thank you! Thanks! Debbie, Berwyn”

-Debbie, Berwyn

Doug Smith, Glenside

“All I have to say is that Hurricane Irene was no match for the job that Rightway did for my basement and my father-in-law’s. I had my basement done 5 years ago and we are still bone dry and my father-inlaw’s was done last year and another dry basement… Great job! I highly recommend them for waterproofing and mold remediation.”

-Doug Smith, Glenside


“I’d highly recommend these guys for your basement. My basement has been dry since they installed a sump pump and French drain in June. They offer a competitive price, they get the job done quickly and they stand by their work. Please mention my name if you proceed down the road with these guys.”


Angelo and Sandra Patiri

“We had our basement waterproofed with Rightway Waterproofing in 2007, after all this time and just getting through Hurricane Irene, we did not get a drop of water in our basement. Rightway Waterproofing did a very good job and we are very satisfied!”

-Angelo and Sandra Patiri