Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Basement Waterproofing?

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

1. What kind of electrical device can help eliminate condensation on your basement walls?
a) Dehumidifier
b) French Drain
c) iBasement

2. What outdoor part of your home should be clean and free of debris at all times?
a) Rain gutters
b) Patio
c) Patio Furniture

3. How should the ground around your home slope for optimum basement waterproofing?
a) Away from your home
b) Toward your home
c) Perfectly level

4. What’s another name for a trench you can use to divert water away from your home?
a) Swale
b) Berm
c) French Drain

5. What’s the name for a raised area of ground that diverts water away from your home?
a) Berm
b) Window Well
c) Swale

6. How much should a basement waterproofing contractor charge for an estimate?
a) Nothing
b) $50
c) $100

7. What kind of insurance should your basement waterproofing contractor hold?
a) General Liability
b) Homeowner’s Insurance
c) Auto Insurance

8. What lies just below the perforated pipe in a French drain?
a) Gravel
b) Foam
c) Dirt

9. Who does a good basement waterproofing contractor never employ?
a) Subcontractors
b) An Attorney
c) An Insurance Representative

10. What’s the name for the physical process that causes basement cracks?
a) Hydrostatic Pressure
b) Electromagnetism
c) Heliocentrism

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 a basement waterproofing genius. You wouldn’t happen to be looking for a job, would you?
11 to 19 points: You probably know more about basement waterproofing than most folks. But you could still stand to learn a bit more.
10 points or less: Hey, you did OK. But let us do the basement waterproofing.

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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