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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 91 - Are Basement Waterproofing Paints Worth the Money? (2.91MB; download) -- When it comes to Basement Waterproofing paints, it's a case of pros and cons. In this episode, the Crackman reveals when he WOULD and when he WOULD NOT use basement waterproofing paints and why.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:59:54 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 90 - When Do You Need to Repoint a Stone Foundation? (3.71MB; download) -- Stone foundations...what are they and what happens when natural aging causes the mortar holding them together breaks down. The Crackman covers the issues and when to repoint the fieldstones.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:28:14 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 89 - The Pros and Cons of Waterproofing Paint (4.05MB; download) -- We've talked about waterproofing paint in the past and, well...let's just say it's not what you want to use for fixing cracks. But in this episode we want to cover the pros and cons of waterproofing paint.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:31:42 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 88 - How Does a Basement Flood in the Middle of a Drought? (2.78MB; download) -- How the heck does a basement flood in the middle of a drought? Don't you need to have, you know, water to flood? In this episode the Crackman analyzes this unusual phenomenon.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 08 Sep 2016 00:09:39 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 87 - Mice Invade Home Via Voids in Stone Foundation (2.30MB; download) -- Typically, the Crackman's stories describe the terrors of finding a flooded basement but this episode is like something right out of a horror movie. Rich talks about this invasion of mice and what he did to prevent the varmints from coming back in.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 31 Aug 2016 16:28:29 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 86 - Oh no! Another Flexseal DIY Disaster! (2.69MB; download) -- We've talked about the "fool proof" waterproofing/leak stopping method known as Flexseal before and the Crackman keeps calling out issues whenever he sees it. Here is another sad story of a homeowner trying to fix a problem with Flexseal.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:37:27 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 16 - Why is There a Gap Where Basement Wall Meets the Floor? (1.06MB; download) -- Have you noticed a gap where your basement floor meets the basement wall? If so, you are not alone. Should you fix it? Leave it alone? Listen and find out.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:36:04 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 85 - Refinishing Your Basement - Cost vs Return on Investment (3.00MB; download) -- So you are thinking about finishing your basement to improve the resale value of your house. Is that a wise investment? The Crackman reveals some interesting facts and statistics that just may surprise you.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:36:11 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 84 - Should a foundation crack be fixed before listing a house? (2.96MB; download) -- The Crackman answers definitively this burning question: Should a foundation crack be fixed before listing a house?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 03 Aug 2016 20:06:50 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 83 - Digging out your own Basement--A Cautionary Tale (2.73MB; download) -- The Crackman was called into a job recently that you won't believe. He had to help someone who was trying to dig out their own basement.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:43:27 UTC
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