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The Crackman Podcast

The Crackman Podcast
This podcast provides expert wall and basement crack repair tips for homeowners and businesses. A1 Foundation's valuable insight and information will help avert the disaster of a flooded basement and save you money.

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Created by: Rich Comeras
Created on: 17 Feb 2014
Language: English


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Add this to another station Episode 108 - Do-It-Yourself Basement Waterproofing Pitfalls (3.56MB; download) -- As Spring Showers increase the amount of ground water around houses, homeowners are likely to spot leaks in their basements. And as many of them do, they'll decide to fix it themselves with home remedies they find in stores like Lowes and Home Depot. And what happens when they get there? They grab the guy walking the aisle and ask his opinion of what will work. He points to the caulk or the cement or...gasp...the Flexseal and the homeowner gives it the old college try. Before they do that, they should listen to this podcast.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:22:13 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 107 - 4 Reasons to Fix Your Basement Water Problem Before Spring (2.94MB; download) -- Yes, homeowners procrastinate when it comes to fixing problems, even when it comes to basement water problems. In this episode, the Crackman offers his top 4 reasons for fixing basement cracks right away.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:34:58 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 106 - How to Prevent Basement Water When the Snow Melts (2.81MB; download) -- After a period of heavy snow, winter is giving way to warmer weather, which means melting snow can be a real problem for homeowners with basements. In this episode, the Crackman discusses 3 ways to keep water out of your basement during snow melt.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:14:01 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 105 - When is the Right Time to Fix a Foundation Crack? (3.52MB; download) -- Imagine that you are a homeowner or real estate agent about to close on the sale of a house and your deal dies a horrible death all because of a tiny basement crack that has suddenly sprung a leak. In this episode, the Crackman shares sage advice on how to keep that from happening to you.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:19:28 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 104 - Does Hydraulic Cement Really Work on Cracks? (3.97MB; download) -- As we've discussed many times before, homeowners are likely to try DIY methods before calling a pro for most crack problems. Hydraulic cement is one of those do-it-yourself methods the Crackman runs into quite a bit. In this episode, he shares a humorous story about one such incident and why hydraulic cement isn't a permanent fix.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:01:42 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 103 - Lally Columns: What You Should and Should Not Use (4.00MB; download) -- During his many years in the field, The Crackman has run into some pretty interesting solutions for lally columns. Many of the DIY solutions for lally columns he has found fail to pass home inspection. Listen in to see what you should and should not use for lally columns.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:17:40 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 102 - I Have a Flooded Basement; How do I Rescue it? (5.34MB; download) -- It can be horrifying to descend into your basement and find it flooded. In this episode, the Crackman shares a 7-step process for what to do when you have a flooded basement.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:36:27 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 101 - Top 5 Winter Preparation Steps for your Basement (3.69MB; download) -- We just checked the weather report and it looks like the Northeast is going to get pounded with a blizzard. If you're a homeowner, you need to get stepping and make sure you're ready for it. In this episode, the Crackman shares 5 essential tips that will ensure the basement isn't the first casualty of a major storm.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:30:10 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 100 - The Mysterious Case of the Schizofrenic Sump Pump (3.25MB; download) -- As we celebrate the 100th episode of the Crackman Podcast, the Crackman recounts the story of a seemingly possessed sump pump and the unlikely source of the problem.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:08:21 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 99 - Refinishing Your Basement? Don't Make this Mistake (3.71MB; download) -- So, you're about to spend a bundle on refinishing your basement. You may be thinking that if you're hiring a professional builder, it's going to be LIKE NEW and you shouldn't expect to see any water issues for a long, long time. Well...maybe you should listen t this podcast to avoid a few common mistakes.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:57:37 UTC
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