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How basement leaks can ruin your foundation during the winter

Monday, January 17, 2022

If you put a jar of turkey stock in the freezer after Thanksgiving and make the mistake of overfilling the jar, the jar will break. So, could the same thing happen to a basement if you have a water leak and a hard freeze? $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Man himself, Rich Comeras. Rich has 30...

Will a combination of FlexSeal and Waterproofing Paint stop water from coming into the basement?

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Well, listeners...today is milestone day as this is our 300th episode of the Crackman podcast. During these 300 episodes, we have covered in great detail how FlexSeal does an exceedingly poor job of stopping basement water leaks for the long term. So how about this...what if you paint the leaking area with waterproofing paint first and THEN apply the FlexSeal? It’s like double the protection, right? $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack...

The torrential rains have stopped...so why is water still coming into my basement?

Monday, December 13, 2021

During the torrential rains of late summer and early fall, A1 Foundation Crack Repair was absolutely slammed with work fixing basement water problems.  But it’s been relatively dry for the last month, so why would water still be flooding certain basements? $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Man himself, Rich Comeras. Rich has 30 years’ experience in the...

Everything you wanted to know about bulkheads but were too afraid to ask

Monday, December 06, 2021

Bulkheads are an integral part of the foundation and basement. A1 Foundation Crack Repair gets a lot of calls about them, especially when they are leaking.  The Crack Daddy covers this topic in detail. $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Daddy himself, Adam Tracy. Adam and The Crack Man Rich have over 30 years’ experience in the...

What are those horizontal cracks in my basement floor?

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Some cracks are pretty easy to identify due to their meandering, spidering appearance.  But straight, horizontal cracks are something else entirely.  In this episode, Adam, talks about these manmade horizontal cracks, or expansion joints, and how and when to fix them. Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Daddy himself, Adam Tracy. Adam and The Crack Man Rich have...

A key Winter preparedness tip to keep foundations in good shape

Friday, November 12, 2021

Winter is fast approaching, believe it or not. In this episode, The Crackdaddy gives an important tip to keep your foundation in check during the freezing temperatures. Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Daddy himself, Adam Tracy. Adam and The Crack Man Rich have over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. Rich as over 25 years as...

I have water in my basement. What do I do?

Thursday, November 11, 2021

There are better ways to wake up than to walk downstairs and find standing water in your basement. The initial steps are common. Step #1: issue a heavy stream of vulgarities. Step #2, beg forgiveness for your verbal transgressions. Step #3: ask, “What do I do to fix this?” In this episode, Adam talks about Step #3. $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: The topic of today’s podcast: I have water in my basement. What do I do? So...

The weather’s getting cooler...do I need to wait for foundation crack repairs?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Most people know that concrete doesn’t cure in the freezing weather. If someone needs to effect some concrete repairs in their basement, do they need to wait for warmer weather to get them fixed? Adam Tracy explains. Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Daddy himself, Adam Tracy. Adam and The Crack Man Rich have over 30 years’ experience...

Why are my lally columns rusting out?

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Lally columns are pretty important to a home.  In this episode, the Crackman explains what a lally column is, why it would start rusting, and what can happen if you don’t deal with it. $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Man himself, Rich Comeras. Rich has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and over 25 years...

Where did my basement utility leak come from?

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Crackman has been getting a lot of calls from homeowners complaining about basement utility rooms leaks. What could be causing that?  The Crackman explains. $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. I’m Darren Kincaid here with the Crack Man himself, Rich Comeras. Rich has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and over 25 years as the president and founder of A1 Foundation Crack...


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