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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 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
Add this to another station Episode 32 - How to Protect Your Basement before the Snow Melts (4.58MB; download) -- This episode contains practical tips homeowners should heed as the snow piles up around the house. The Crackman covers basement water prevention tips for both the interior and exterior of the home.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:10:03 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 31 – De-Icing products: they save your bones but are they killing your concrete? (2.52MB; download) -- With all the bad weather you tend to see a lot of de-icing products in use all over the place, which is good from a safety perspective but are the slowly killing your concrete?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 12 Feb 2015 16:21:27 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 30 - How to Protect Your Concrete from Flaking, Pitting, and Spalling (4.47MB; download) -- In this episode we discuss why and how concrete ages. Then, Rich provides the main 4 steps to repairing damaged concrete.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 09 Feb 2015 11:58:10 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 29 - Practical Advice for Pouring Concrete Walls in Cold Weather (3.25MB; download) -- This episode gets started with a definition of cold weather from Concrete's perspective. Then, Rich explains why Concrete needs to be Protected against Freezing and methods that are used to do it. 3. Okay, so I'm guessing that concrete construction doesn't just stop in the winter. What do concrete professionals do to help the pouring and curing of cement in cold weather?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:53:18 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 28 - Crackman Case Study: Solving a Leaky Basement Pipe in Cape Cod (2.51MB; download) -- This is a very interesting case study about a customer in Cape Cod who had a leaking pipe penetration in their basement causing a sever flooding problem. The Crackman describes the problem the customer was having after several failed DIY attempts. He was smart enough to call the Crackman so Rich talks about how he solved the problem.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:31:06 UTC
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