Frequently Asked Questions about Basement Finishing

Should I start a basement remodeling project?

If you want to add space to your home, basement remodeling is the simplest and least expensive way to go. It’s much less expensive to remodel your basement than to add rooms or floors. Most homeowners turn remodeled basements in hobby rooms, home offices or media centers, but there’s no end to the possibilities.

Do you use the Owens Corning basement finishing system?

Owens Corning is not without its merits, but we use the Beyond Basements method, which is the best basement finishing system available. Beyond Basements compensates for the irregularities of basement walls with a drywall-free fabric wall system that fits any basement. Visit our basement finishing page for more information.

Do you only use your Beyond Basements Finishing System?

Absolutely not! Beyond Basements, Right Way Waterproofing’s sister company, is a revolutionary drywall free finishing system, but that does not mean that we do not offer traditional drywall basement finishing methods. It’s your choice – you, the customer, tell us what you want, and we will help with ideas for, then design it for you, then build it for you. It’s that simple!

What is the difference between drywall and this system?

Well, the answer is pretty visible. One cannot argue that the Beyond Basements system is cosmetically superior, the energy saving benefits are also a big reason why choosing this system is advantageous. And let’s face it, drywall is traditional, but it’s pretty bland. You put some walls up and paint them once every few years and that’s that. With the Beyond Basement System, you can choose from an almost limitless choice of styles and fabrics for your walls, as well as different trim that suits your tastes, but best of all, if you get tired of it, you can just change the fabrics and/or the trim at any time you desire!

How long does a basement remodeling project take?

That depends on many factors. For example, if your basement is currently finished and you want to redo it to our Beyond Basements System, we will need to time to arrange a crew to carefully gut your current finished basement, and start from scratch. If your basement is bare bones empty, a project can take from 2-4 weeks, sometimes more, depending on how many additions you choose to make. Drywall finishing has a faster completion time than the Beyond Basements system.

What is the system, and how does it work?

The Beyond Basements Finishing System is simple. The basement is framed out with metal studs. 4’ by 8’ compressed foam insulation panels are mounted on the studs, and fabric is rolled over top of these panels. After the fabric is rolled, different types of base, chair, and crown molding are applied to the walls. Customers also have a choice of drop ceiling or drywall ceiling.

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“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.”

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“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!”

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