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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 81 - Why does my Home's Foundation Look Pitted and Cracked? (2.82MB; download) -- One of the most important tenets of selling your home is curb appeal, and if your house's foundation on the exterior looks pitted and cracked, it can kill a sale very quickly. In this episode, The Crackman talks about how to deal with this issue and increase the value of your home.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 07 Jul 2016 22:39:53 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 80 - Why is my basement damp and humid? (4.86MB; download) -- In this episode, the Crackman explains how basements can become damp and humid, and covers 4 common sense do-it-yourself tips on how to prevent it.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:40:28 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 79 - The Crackman's 4 Best DIY Basement Waterproofing Tips (3.77MB; download) -- Most people have a bit of the DIY spirit in them and hope to defray maintenance costs by doing as much as they can before hiring a pro. In this episode, the Crackman shares his 4 best tips a homeowner can do to prevent basement water.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:51:56 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 78 - Water in Your Basement? The first 2 things to look for (2.45MB; download) -- Let's say you go downstairs to your basement and find the beginnings of your own personal water park. Obviously, the first thing that comes out of your mouth is a swear word. Then, you're going to have to call a pro to solve the problem, but you need to figure out how all that water got there. What's the first thing you look for?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:31:49 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 77 - Incorrectly Installed Lally Column Wakes Homeowner at Night (3.26MB; download) -- This is a very interesting case study about how an incorrectly installed lally column woke a homeowner at night and almost totaled his home.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:15:19 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 14 - Home Nearly Sinks from Failed Lally Columns (1.73MB; download) -- Once again, the Crackman covers a real life case study--this time about a lally column failure in a home with severe foundation issues.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 27 May 2016 18:46:01 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 76 - Why is there a gap where my sidewalk meets the foundation? (2.91MB; download) -- Believe it or not, having a gap where one's sidewalk meets the foundation is a common problem that is certainly an issue but easily fixed. This episode discusses how to remedy the situation.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 25 May 2016 14:33:46 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 75 - Small Concrete Repair Jobs--DIY or Hire a Pro? (2.95MB; download) -- Some small concrete repair jobs can be done by DIYers, others are best left to the pros. In this podcast, the Crackman discusses both situations and when it's best to bring in the big guns.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 19 May 2016 19:57:12 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 74 - Will your Home's Lally Columns Pass Home Inspection? (2.74MB; download) -- This episode discusses what types of lally columns will home inspectors be be looking at, what problems home inspectors will identify with lally columns, and how you fix them.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 13 May 2016 00:59:08 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 73 - Sealing your Basement Bulkhead? Don't Do it Yourself! (3.32MB; download) -- Some homeowners are sealing up their basement bulkheads, walk-outs, and windows, but they've been running into issues where the do-it-yourselfers have had some pretty serious leaks associated with novice work. In this episode, The Crackman talks about what he's seeing in the field and how he's helping homeowners solve their DIY messes.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 05 May 2016 03:49:45 UTC
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