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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 121 - Lally Column New Flash: Rust is Bad News! (2.75MB; download) -- Rich went to a structural engineering conference recently and lally columns were a particular point of concern. In this episode, he tells us about the primary lally column issues afflicting homes today.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:47:59 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 120 - 4 Basement Waterproofing DIY Disasters you Won't Believe (4.24MB; download) -- One of our favorite subjects in the Crackman's arsenal of experiences is when he talks about DIY disasters. In this episode, Rich shares 4 horror stories to share with our listeners regarding basement waterproofing.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:16:42 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 119 - How to Fix a Sinking Concrete Floor (2.55MB; download) -- In our last episode, we discussed how you fix cracks in floating floors. But what if the homeowner discovers a concrete floor that has cracked and the concrete has started to sink?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:59:30 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 118 - Floor Cracks on Floating Floors - Why and How to Fix (2.91MB; download) -- In our last episode we discussed 3 different types of floor cracks homeowners face. Today, we are going to discuss the first of these types of cracks and that's the type of crack you find on a floating floor.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:22:50 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 117 - I have floor cracks. What do I do? (2.92MB; download) -- Floor cracks can range is size and style. In this episode, the Crackman talks about the 3 basic styles of cracks and how you get them. It is the first in a 4-part mini-series on this subject.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:36:02 UTC
Add this to another station EPISODE 116 - Parging Stone Foundations - Why Do It? (3.39MB; download) -- In this episode the Crackman talks about what parging is when dealing with stone foundations and they types of situations he faces to get parged foundations looking good again.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:09:04 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 115 - Do I really need to buy a Dehumidifier for my Basement? (2.79MB; download) -- In this episode, the Crackman covers the top reasons why a homeowner would need a dehumidifier in their basement.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 24 May 2017 22:27:22 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 114 - Installing Lally Columns Yourself? What Not To Do (3.18MB; download) -- The Crackman has covered a lot of DIY disasters in this podcast series and he has a new one that is just...really...hard to believe. This time it deals with the lally columns or piers that hold up the support beams in homes.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 19 May 2017 13:16:32 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 20 - How Long does it take a Concrete Slab to Dry? (1.51MB; download) -- How can you estimate how long it takes a concrete slab to dry? The Crackman gives practical advice.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 11 May 2017 09:05:35 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 113 - What is the Proper Size of a Sump Pump and Liner? (2.94MB; download) -- If you are a DIYer and installing a sump pump and liner/basin, it's crucial to get the size right. In this episode, the Crackman explains how to properly size them.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 04 May 2017 08:21:28 UTC
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