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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 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
Add this to another station Episode 124 - Can I use Waterproofing Paint on Stone Foundations? (2.69MB; download) -- We've talked about the futility of using waterproofing paint on leaking concrete foundations before. This DIY disaster features a leak that looks like a water faucet. Check it out!
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:52:20 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 123 - Can I Move My Lally Column Support Post in my Basement? (2.63MB; download) -- In this episode, the Crackman explains why someone would want to move their lally columns, and if they want to move them, important steps to take before doing do.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:35:54 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 122 - Do I have a Foundation Leak or is it Condensation? (3.53MB; download) -- In the summertime when you have lots of thunderstorms AND hot humid weather you run into both foundation leaks AND condensation problems. How do you tell the difference? The Crackman answers in this episode.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 28 Jul 2017 19:25:28 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 121 - Lally Column New Flash: Rust is Bad News! (2.75MB; download) -- Rich went to a structural engineering conference recently and lally columns were a particular point of concern. In this episode, he tells us about the primary lally column issues afflicting homes today.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:47:59 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 120 - 4 Basement Waterproofing DIY Disasters you Won't Believe (4.24MB; download) -- One of our favorite subjects in the Crackman's arsenal of experiences is when he talks about DIY disasters. In this episode, Rich shares 4 horror stories to share with our listeners regarding basement waterproofing.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:16:42 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 119 - How to Fix a Sinking Concrete Floor (2.55MB; download) -- In our last episode, we discussed how you fix cracks in floating floors. But what if the homeowner discovers a concrete floor that has cracked and the concrete has started to sink?
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:59:30 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 118 - Floor Cracks on Floating Floors - Why and How to Fix (2.91MB; download) -- In our last episode we discussed 3 different types of floor cracks homeowners face. Today, we are going to discuss the first of these types of cracks and that's the type of crack you find on a floating floor.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:22:50 UTC
Add this to another station Episode 117 - I have floor cracks. What do I do? (2.92MB; download) -- Floor cracks can range is size and style. In this episode, the Crackman talks about the 3 basic styles of cracks and how you get them. It is the first in a 4-part mini-series on this subject.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:36:02 UTC
Add this to another station EPISODE 116 - Parging Stone Foundations - Why Do It? (3.39MB; download) -- In this episode the Crackman talks about what parging is when dealing with stone foundations and they types of situations he faces to get parged foundations looking good again.
Selected by: Rich Comeras [ stations ], Tue, 06 Jun 2017 05:09:04 UTC
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