Beyond Basements Basement Finishing System vs. Drywall: Know the Facts

You might have a hard time figuring out whether the Beyond Basements system is the right basement finishing method for your home. Maybe you’re thinking about going with a more traditional drywall installation. That’s fair – drywall has been around for a lot longer than Beyond Basements.

But if you take a moment to compare the two, you’ll find that Beyond Basements is by far the superior basement finishing system. Take a look:

Which basement finishing system needs painting and caulking?

Here’s a hint: It’s not Beyond Basements. Since we use a unique fabric wall system in conjunction with a support frame bolted directly into your slab, you’ll never see the mess associated with paint and caulk. Our walls are easier to install, simpler to maintain, and less needful of repair.

Which basement finishing system has a shorter installation time?

Installing drywall isn’t the hardest job in the world – but it’s no picnic either. It’s heavy and dusty. It’s unwieldy and hard to lug from one place to another. Beyond Basements, on the other hand, is simple fabrics and frames – much simpler to install, resulting in less time spent remodeling your basement and more time enjoying it.

Which basement finishing system creates more dust and mess during construction?

Drywall is essentially pressed gypsum plaster. Installing it results in gypsum dust flying everywhere, not to mention hunks of cast-off drywall laying around. And many landfills no longer allow drywall dumping, making disposal a difficult – and environmentally risky – affair. Beyond Basements eschews drywall in favor of fabric and insulation – meaning there’s less mess to clean up.

Which basement finishing system has the highest insulation rating?

Drywall insulates fairly well – its insulation rating is usually about R-13, which is good. But Beyond Basements adds an additional R-4.5, for a total of R-17.5. That’s like having three sheets of Thinsulate in your walls.

Which basement finishing system attracts less mold and mildew?

Drywall is full of cellulose. The fabric and trim Right Way uses in the Beyond Basements finishing system has no cellulose at all. To black mold, cellulose is like a steak dinner with cheesecake for dessert. You do the math.

Which basement finishing system offers up to 95 percent sound absorption?

The Beyond Basements basement finishing system is perfect for home theatres. It absorbs sound rather than reflecting it like drywall, improving acoustics in your basement while keeping the noise out of other rooms in your home.

Which basement finishing system varies in quality depending on the contractor?

Rightway Waterproofing is an approved Beyond Basements contractor, meaning you can be assured of the highest quality basement finishing project. Other methods might be okay, but they don’t have the Beyond Basements name or the Beyond Basements lifetime limited warranty.

Right Way Waterproofing serves clients with basement waterproofing, basement remodeling and mold remediation needs in throughout the Delaware Valley, in Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey, throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Burlington County, Mercer County and Delaware County, including Langhorne, Newtown, Yardley, Bensalem, Warminster, Morrisville, Lower Makefield, Trenton, Newark, Wilmington, King of Prussia, Newtown Square, the Main Line and Bala Cynwyd.

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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