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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 145 - How Repointing Stone Foundations Solves Rat and Water Problem (2.93MB; download) -- Most homeowners don't know how a basement water expert can partner with a pest control company to solve rodent problems. As the Crackman explains in this episode, this relationship can be a formidable defense against these pesky varmints.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:37:58 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 144 - What is the Difference Between Concrete and Mortar? (3.35MB; download) -- If you live in a brick house, you can tell that the mortar holding it all together feels as strong as concrete. So, what is the difference?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:14:14 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 143 - Why do I have a Foundation Crack After 20 Years? (2.27MB; download) -- If you've had a foundation for 20 years and never had a problem with it, it's easy to get a false sense of security thinking you'll never have a problem. But that's not always the case, as the Crackman explains in this episode.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:20:46 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 142 - Top Reasons to Repoint your Stone Foundation (2.72MB; download) -- Most people don't really look at the fine details of their basement so why would a homeowner suddenly care about the way it looks? The Crackman provides excellent tips that will be of great value to anyone with a stone foundation.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:20:03 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 141 - Crackman Case Study: Sinking Lally Columns in Lexington MA (2.78MB; download) -- It's Crackman case study time again. In this episode, Rich talks about the mysterious case of the sinking lally columns in a multi-million dollar home.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 21 Dec 2017 05:45:43 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 140 - How do I fix my Leaking Bulkhead? (3.01MB; download) -- Last we we discussed what bulkheads are and ways they can leak. We ran out of time, so this week the Crackman tells our listeners how he fixes leaking bulkheads.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:55:01 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 139 - My Bulkhead is Leaking. What should I do? (3.39MB; download) -- In this episode, the Crackman discusses what a bulkhead is exactly, where they normally leak from, and what the symptoms are.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:13:46 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 138 - Do I Really Need a Perimeter Drain in my Basement? (3.98MB; download) -- In this episode, Rich shares a rather disturbing tale about a homeowner who was sold a very expensive solution that was likely unneeded and it didn't actually fix the problem.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:59:16 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 137 - What is the Rusty Thing Sticking out of my Foundation Wall? (2.57MB; download) -- Homeowners in New England are frequently complaining about rusty metal things sticking out of their foundation walls. In this episode, the Crackman talks about what those things are, the harm that can come from them, and what you can do about them.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 10 Nov 2017 23:25:01 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 136 - How Much Water is in Concrete? (2.57MB; download) -- In this episode we're going to ask Rich Comeras, the Science Guy, to put on his horn-rimmed glasses and pocket protector and answer this very interesting question.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:59:26 UTC
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