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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 Crackman Tip 10 - Futility of Stopping Basement Water with Waterproof Paint (1.78MB; download) -- The Crackman shares with a real life case study about the futility of trying to stop basement water with "waterproofing paint." The Crackman has warned against this in the past but they did it anyway!
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:10:38 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 52 - Should you paint basement walls? (4.27MB; download) -- In this episode, the Crackman shares what he is seeing in the field, the 3 types of foundations people tend to paint, and what he recommends.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:25:58 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 51 - Stone Foundation Water Problems: Is Skim Coating the Solution? (3.81MB; download) -- This episode covers what a stone foundation is, sheds light on the issues you will run into if you try to solve a stone foundation water problem with skim coating, and finally talks about how to properly fix a stone foundation.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:46:50 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 50 - An ICF Case Study - Surviving a Gas Explosion (4.58MB; download) -- In this episode we, have a very interesting case study to share today about an apartment building that was built with ICFs and survived a gas explosion due to their ability to flex and absorb shock waves.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 09 Sep 2015 19:04:09 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 49 - Concrete Sidewalk Repair - Don't Let a Lawsuit Ruin Your Day (5.50MB; download) -- For homeowners, having attractive walkways and sidewalks speaks volumes about the pride they have in their property. But the cost of neglecting a dangerous sidewalk or walkway could be more costly that just the aesthetics. A lawsuit could be lurking.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:41:14 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 48 - The Cautions of Pouring Concrete in Hot Weather (3.88MB; download) -- Last winter we did a podcast about the ills of pouring concrete when it's too cold. Now that it's summer, it's a good idea to talk about issues that can occur when you pour concrete when it's too hot.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:49:22 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 9 - The Ill Effects of a Crack in your Foundation or Basement (1.65MB; download) -- It's hard to believe that an 8-feet long, 1/4 inch crack in the wall is like having a 5 and 1/2 inch hole in your foundation. The Crackman explains how.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:31:34 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 47 - How to get rid of a sewer smell in your basement (4.81MB; download) -- Imagine waking up one morning, walking down to the basement, and wondering why your basement smells worse than a waste treatment plant. In this episode we discuss 5 ways that can that happen, how to inspect the possible causes, and what you can do about it.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 05 Aug 2015 17:15:23 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 46 - Water puddles in your basement or garage corners, but no rain? (3.88MB; download) -- It seems like most basement water problems come from rain. So how do you end up with water in the corners of your basement or garage with no rain? In this episode we discover why and what you can do about it.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 29 Jul 2015 18:22:37 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 8 - A Tricky Septic Tank Crack Repair Job in Weston MA (1.77MB; download) -- The Crackman with an interesting case study about an emergency crack repair job at a senior living care facility in the town of Weston Massachusetts.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:49:15 UTC
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