Crackman Tips - serving MA, RI, NH, & CT


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.


Crackman Tip 21 - What's that White Fuzzy Stuff on my Basement Walls?

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?"


Crackman Tip 20 - How Long does it take a Concrete Slab to Dry?

How can you estimate how long it takes a concrete slab to dry? The Crackman gives practical advice.


Crackman Tip 19 - Why Does My Sump Pump Keep Burning Out?

John from Dedham Massachusetts asks the Crackman: "Why Does My Sump Pump Keep Burning Out?"


Crackman Tip 18 - 3 Ways to Protect Your Basement from Moisture

A quick tip from the Crackman if you have basement water or moisture problems.


Crackman Tip 16 - Why is There a Gap Where Basement Wall Meets the Floor?

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.


Crackman Tip 15 - Getting Rid of Puddles in a Parking Garage

This is another quick tip from the Crackman on how to determine the cause of puddles in a parking garage.


Crackman Tip 14 - Home Nearly Sinks from Failed Lally Columns

Once again, the Crackman covers a real life case study--this time about a lally column failure in a home with severe foundation issues.


Crackman Tip 13 - The Basement Oil Geyser--A New DIY Disaster!

Here again is the Crackman with another real life case study about a DIY disaster involving a customer who thought he'd save a dime by trying to do it himself.


Crackman Tip 12 - The Case of the Improperly Sealed Pipe Penetration

Here again is the Crackman with a real life case study about how he solved a terrible water problem caused by an improperly sealed pipe penetration.


Crackman Tip 11 - Stopping Water in a Golf Course Retaining Pond

In this real life case study, the Crackman talks about how he solved a seemingly insurmountable water leak in a retaining pond at a golf course.


Crackman Tip 10 - Futility of Stopping Basement Water with Waterproof Paint

The Crackman shares with a real life case study about the futility of trying to stop basement water with "waterproofing paint." The Crackman has warned against this in the past but they did it anyway!


Crackman Tip 9 - The Ill Effects of a Crack in your Foundation or Basement

It's hard to believe that an 8-feet long, 1/4 inch crack in the wall is like having a 5 and 1/2 inch hole in your foundation. The Crackman explains how.


Crackman Tip 8 - A Tricky Septic Tank Crack Repair Job in Weston MA

The Crackman with an interesting case study about an emergency crack repair job at a senior living care facility in the town of Weston Massachusetts.


Crackman Tip 7 - Another Sad DIY Flexseal Disaster in Grafton MA

And now we have the Crackman with another sad DIY story where flex seal strikes again in Grafton Mass.


Crackman Tip 6 - Fixing Foundation Cracks in Shrewsbury Mass

This is another interesting Crackman case study where patience is a virtue when it comes to fixing foundation cracks in Shrewsbury Mass.


Crackman Tip 5 - Foundation Cracks in Newton MA - A Case Study

This is another Crackman tip with an interesting case study on a foundation crack issue in Newton Mass where he describes how he came up with a solution that appeased differing opinions from structural engineer.


Crackman Tip 4 - A Broken water main: Is it a pipe or is it ground water?

This is a Crackman tip on how to determine if the source of an apparent water main leak is a broken pipe or if the source is natural ground water.


Crackman Tip 3 - How to Spot and Properly Repair a Leak from a Granite Block Foundation

In this tip the Crackman talks about how he helped pinpoint and properly repair a leak from a Granite block foundation.


Crackman Tip 2 - What to do when water leaks from under a finished wall in the middle of winter

Here is the Crackman with a professional tip on what to do when you find water leaking out from under a finished wall in the winter.


Crackman Tip 1 - Sump Pump versus Floor Crack Problem Solved

In this episode the Crackman explains how he solved a basement water problem in a home that had basement floor cracks and water seepage.


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A-1 Foundation Crack Repair, Inc. is a fully registered home improvement contractor. Contact us today to talk to a knowledgeable, master waterproofing professional.