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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 112 - How to Keep your Basement from Flooding During a Rain Storm (2.27MB; download) -- We're heading into thunderstorm season so the Crackman thought this might be a good time to remind people what to do to keep their basement from flooding when a major rain storm approaches.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:13:38 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 111 - Can Landscaping Work Contribute to a Wet Basement? (3.38MB; download) -- It's Spring! It's a great time of the year: mild weather, flowers, tree leaves filling in...and it's also the busiest time of the year for landscaping. People often embark on these great projects to redo flower beds or plant trees and shrubs around the house. In this episode the Crackman offers best practices when it comes to landscaping and avoiding basement water issues as a result.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:31:39 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 19 - Why Does My Sump Pump Keep Burning Out? (1.30MB; download) -- John from Dedham Massachusetts asks the Crackman: "Why Does My Sump Pump Keep Burning Out?"
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:45:34 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 110 - Will Your Lally Columns be in Question During Home Inspection (4.13MB; download) -- Lally columns are one of those hidden "gotchas" found by home inspectors all the time. In this episode, Rich talks about what home inspectors are looking for so your home sale won't be unnecessarily delayed.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:58:35 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 109 - Does a Dry Basement Increase the Resale Value of My Home? (2.80MB; download) -- We've done a lot of podcasts where the Crackman has covered extensively how often he serves the real estate market for both real estate agents and homeowners. In this episode he discusses how a wet basement can lower the value of a home and make it tough to sell.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:19:15 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 18 - 3 Ways to Protect Your Basement from Moisture (0.69MB; download) -- A quick tip from the Crackman if you have basement water or moisture problems.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:52:58 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 108 - Do-It-Yourself Basement Waterproofing Pitfalls (3.56MB; download) -- As Spring Showers increase the amount of ground water around houses, homeowners are likely to spot leaks in their basements. And as many of them do, they'll decide to fix it themselves with home remedies they find in stores like Lowes and Home Depot. And what happens when they get there? They grab the guy walking the aisle and ask his opinion of what will work. He points to the caulk or the cement or...gasp...the Flexseal and the homeowner gives it the old college try. Before they do that, they should listen to this podcast.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:22:13 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 107 - 4 Reasons to Fix Your Basement Water Problem Before Spring (2.94MB; download) -- Yes, homeowners procrastinate when it comes to fixing problems, even when it comes to basement water problems. In this episode, the Crackman offers his top 4 reasons for fixing basement cracks right away.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:34:58 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 106 - How to Prevent Basement Water When the Snow Melts (2.81MB; download) -- After a period of heavy snow, winter is giving way to warmer weather, which means melting snow can be a real problem for homeowners with basements. In this episode, the Crackman discusses 3 ways to keep water out of your basement during snow melt.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:14:01 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 105 - When is the Right Time to Fix a Foundation Crack? (3.52MB; download) -- Imagine that you are a homeowner or real estate agent about to close on the sale of a house and your deal dies a horrible death all because of a tiny basement crack that has suddenly sprung a leak. In this episode, the Crackman shares sage advice on how to keep that from happening to you.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:19:28 UTC
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