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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: 13 Sep 2018
Language: English


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Add this to another station Episode 181 - Common Basement Water Problems during Heavy Rains in Massachusetts (-0.00MB; download) -- We're smack dab in the middle of Fall and during this tumultuous time of year, every day seems to bring its own exciting conditions from heavy rain, to freezing conditions, and even snow. And as we all know, whacky weather can play havoc on a basement. In this episode, the Crackman explains how he goes about troubleshooting the calls he gets over the phone?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:22:04 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 180 - How do I get rid of Cold Air and Mice in my Basement? (-0.00MB; download) -- Winter is fast approaching and the Crackman is starting to get some calls from people with cold air or mice in basements with stone foundations. In this episode, the Crackman talks about the most common causes of cold air and mice in the basement and what to do about it.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:55:54 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 179 - Why does my concrete look so rough and pitted? (-0.00MB; download) -- In addition to fixing just about any basement water problem one could imagine, the Crackman also fixes a wide variety of concrete problems. In this episode, the Crackman talks about fixed concrete that looks really bad on its surface.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 08 Nov 2018 19:22:31 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 178 - Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Winter? (-0.00MB; download) -- Winter is right around the corner and that often means sump pumps get a workout, so now is the time to make sure your sump pump is in tip-top shape. The Crackman has a quick, 4-step process that people can do at home to ensure their sump pump is ready for action.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:05:36 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 177 - Do I need to repair exterior foundation walls that are damaged, pitted, or spalled? (-0.00MB; download) -- The Crackman recently had a customer reach out because they were concerned about the surface of their exterior foundation wall. It showed signs of excessive pitting and spalling. Why does that happen anyway? Is it just poor quality concrete or something else?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:44:50 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 176 - Do I need to worry about replacing a rusted lally column? (-0.00MB; download) -- In this episode, the Crackman describes some images we posted with this podcast explaining the state of a customer's rusted lally columns. How do you know when it's time to worry about replacing a lally column that shows signs of corrosion? The Crackman explains.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 09 Oct 2018 22:00:43 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 175 - Is there such a thing as too much dehumidification when it comes to concrete? (-0.00MB; download) -- In this very interesting case study, the Crackman share the story of a customer who had basement cracks because the basement was TOO dry. What?? Fascinating podcast.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 02 Oct 2018 19:25:13 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 174 - How to Play Tic Tac Toe using the Condensation on a Basement Wall (-0.00MB; download) -- In this episode, the Crackman describes the events in the following video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5c8kgd5-V8) in which a person had moldy baseboards and discovered really wet walls behind the drywall. They were so damp, the homeowner demonstrated how he could play tic-tac-toe on the wall using just the condensation. You have to see to believe.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:05:55 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 173 - My Bulkhead is not Leaking but it's Damp...Why is that? (-0.00MB; download) -- How is it possible to have a damp bulkhead in your basement but there isn't a leak? In this episode, the Crackman discusses a case where this happened with a customer and what he did about it.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 13 Sep 2018 18:53:18 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 172 - Should I Repair a Crack in a Foundation if it's not Leaking? (-0.00MB; download) -- It's been said on this show many time before that there are 3 certainties in life: death, taxes, and concrete will eventually crack. So, if you discover the inevitable crack in your basement floor or wall or foundation...and it's not leaking...should you fix it?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 13 Sep 2018 18:52:34 UTC
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