Quiz: Are You Ready For That Basement Remodeling Project?

Think you know everything there is to know about basement finishing? Take Right Way’s quick basement remodeling quiz and find out!

1. What should one of your first priorities be before beginning your basement remodeling project?
a) Waterproofing your basement to avoid leaks and condensation
b) Buying a new TV and video game system
c) Choosing carpeting

2. What’s unique about the Beyond Basements basement finishing system?
a) A fabric wall system
b) The colors of the walls
c) The types of nails and screws used

3. What kind of sound absorption does the Beyond Basements finishing system use?
a) Up to 95 percent
b) Up to 75 percent
c) Up to 50 percent

4. What’s one way to use your basement remodeling project to get a tax break?
a) Use energy-efficient materials
b) Wallpaper the new basement with old 1040-EZ forms
c) Have H&R Block put the drywall up

5. What’s another way to use your basement remodeling project to get a tax break?
a) Remodel your basement into a home office used strictly for income-generating work
b) Fill out all your tax forms in the basement once it’s remodeled
c) Model your basement after the local IRS office

6. What substance does drywall contain that black mold loves to eat?
a) Cellulose
b) Sawdust
c) Nougat

7. What fire rating does the Beyond Basements basement finishing system have?
a) Class A
b) Class B
c) Class C

8. Before beginning your basement remodeling project, what signs of a leaky basement should you look for?
a) Musty odors and dry rot
b) Increased humidity
c) A basement leak is always invisible to the naked eye

9. What’s one way to keep water from infiltrating your foundation once you’ve remodeled your basement?
a) Divert it away with a system of berms and swales
b) Put a giant umbrella over your house
c) Move to a dry location such as Arizona or New Mexico

10. What’s the name for a device that pumps accumulated rainwater away to keep your basement dry
a) Sump pump
b) French Drain
c) Window Well

Now that you’ve finished, give yourself 5 points for every A, 3 points for every B, and 1 point for every C.
20 to 25 points: You’re ready to remodel your basement. After it’s been waterproofed, of course.
11 to 19 points: You know more than the average homeowner, but you could still use some advice from the team of professionals at Right Way.
10 points or less: You’ve still got a bit to learn, but you’re not beyond hope. Give Rightway a call today!

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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