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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 133 - The Top 3 Most Common Problems with Stone Foundations (3.18MB; download) -- The Crackman has talked about stone foundations in the past. These are the foundations built way back when where the foundation was built with these large field stones. In this episode, he covers the most common issues he finds with them.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 13 Oct 2017 21:02:07 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 132 - Three Inexpensive Ways to Keep your Basement Dry (3.59MB; download) -- Everyone likes saving a buck when possible and most homeowners have a DIY instinct when it comes to home repairs, so we thought we would ask the Crackman what homeowners can do to prevent basement water problems from happening.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:48:32 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 131 - Case Study - Old Lally Column Threatens to Kill Home Sale (3.35MB; download) -- In this Crackman case study, Rich discusses a case where someone was selling an old home and an old lally column was threatening the deal.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:20:09 UTC
Add this to another station Crackman Tip 21 - What's that White Fuzzy Stuff on my Basement Walls? (1.73MB; download) -- Once again, we have the Crackman answering listener email. George in Waltham MA writes: "I've recently discovered a white fuzzy substance on my basement foundation walls. What in the world could it be?"
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:22:56 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 130 - Is My Home Insured for Water Infiltration (2.47MB; download) -- As we are watching what's happening to the poor folks in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean Islands who have been affected by the wrath of all these hurricanes, one can help but wonder if their insurance will cover the water damage they have incurred. In this episode, the Crackman addresses these concerns.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:10:28 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 129 - Is It a Good Idea to Paint Concrete Floors? (4.61MB; download) -- In this episode, Rich discusses whether it is good idea to paint a concrete floor and for those daring enough to try, steps you need to consider before embarking on such a journey.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:56:40 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 128 - Poured Concrete Foundations vs. Block Concrete Foundations (4.38MB; download) -- We typically have 2 different approaches when building foundations for new homes. In this episode, this episode the Crackman explains the advantages and disadvantages of Poured Concrete Foundations and Block Concrete Foundations.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Sat, 09 Sep 2017 00:39:20 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 127 - Waterproofing vs Dampproofing - What is the difference? (2.02MB; download) -- Waterproofing vs Dampproofing - What you need to know before you decide between the two.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:32:40 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 126 - Two DIY Waterproofing Disasters You Won't Believe! (4.00MB; download) -- The Crackman runs into a lot of DIY disasters as he helps homeowners across New England deal with their basement water problems. In this episode, he shares two recent examples of desperate homeowners trying to solve their own problems.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:25:50 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 125 - Is that a Foundation Crack Leak or Condensation? (2.93MB; download) -- It has been hot and downright soupy outside with all the seasonal humidity coming up from the Gulf of Mexico. This week, the Crackman has a timely case study for us regarding puddled water a customer discovered in her basement.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 16 Aug 2017 15:13:36 UTC
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