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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 39 - Does Flexseal Work on Basement Water Problems? (3.56MB; download) -- Why Flexseal Doesn't Work on basement water problems. The Crackman rescues another DIY disaster. This episode explains why DIY fixes with overhyped, off-the-shelf products most likely will not fix your basement water problem.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 04 May 2015 18:59:36 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 38 - Sump Pump Safety: 3 critical tips every homeowner should know (3.05MB; download) -- We've done a number of podcasts about sump pumps but we've never really talked about sump pump safety. In this episode we cover 3 basic but essential tips every homeowner should know and practice.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:45:45 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 37 - My bulkhead is leaking again! Do I need a new bulkhead door? (3.45MB; download) -- Do you have bulkhead frustration after this long, cold winter? In this episode, we cover the parts and pieces of the bulkhead that can leak, how to repair them, and how to determine if you need a new bulkhead door.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:36:55 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 36 - 5 Must-Do steps to Implement if your Basement Floods (5.58MB; download) -- Let's say a homeowner wakes up to find a lake in their basement. After the initial panic and requisite swearing, what is the first thing they should do? In this episode, Rich covers 5 essential steps to getting your basement back.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:36:39 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 3 - How to Spot and Properly Repair a Leak from a Granite Block Foundation (2.00MB; download) -- In this tip the Crackman talks about how he helped pinpoint and properly repair a leak from a Granite block foundation.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:50:05 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 2 - What to do when water leaks from under a finished wall (1.44MB; download) -- Here is the Crackman with a professional tip on what to do when you find water leaking out from under a finished wall in the winter.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:08:38 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 35 - Why is my Bulkhead Leaking? (3.86MB; download) -- We've had a ton of snow over the last couple months. That's not good for the basement. In this episode, Rich talks about the most common call he's receiving right now, some of the DIY fixes he finds when he goes out on a job, and what he does to permanently solve the problem.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:08:13 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 34 - Why Does My Sump Pump Keep Dying?! (4.81MB; download) -- The Crackman gets a lot of calls this time of year from homeowners who report a sump pump that keeps shutting down on them. Why does a sump pump do that? In this episode we discuss the top 6 failure points of a sump pump and what to do about it.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:04:55 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 33 - It's zero degrees outside and I still have a leak! (2.73MB; download) -- In this Crackman Case Study, Rich tells the bizarre story of a customer who had a basement leak despite the fact that it was zero degrees outside. You would think that the water would've froze before it came into the basement but it didn't. Very fascinating.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:03:53 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 1 - Sump Pump versus Floor Crack Problem Solved (1.24MB; download) -- In this episode the Crackman explains how he solved a basement water problem in a home that had basement floor cracks and water seepage.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:26:45 UTC
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