Foundation Crack Repair, Basement Waterproofing Blog

What is the worst that can happen if I dig out around my foundation?

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Suppose a homeowner thinks they have a good reason to dig out the dirt surrounding a home’s foundation.  Is it a good idea?  The CrackDaddy, Adam Tracy, explains why digging out the dirt around a home’s foundation could lead to catastrophic results. 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...

The concrete on my basement floor seems to be deteriorating. What can I do?

Thursday, May 19, 2022

It’s Spring and many people are doing Spring clean-up and moving things around in their basement.  That’s when they notice the floor seems to be pitting and cracking. That’s something that should be addressed, right?  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’...

The mortar between the stones on my stone foundation is turning to powder…why?

Thursday, May 12, 2022

If you have a stone foundation, you may have seen a white powdery substance on the floor next to the foundation wall.  What is this stuff and what should be done about it?  The Crackman 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 Man himself, Rich Comeras. Rich has 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and over 25...

Should I waive my home inspection?

Monday, April 25, 2022

With this raging real estate market, prospective home buyers are willing to waive their home inspection in order to make their offer seem more attractive. Is this a good idea? Adam explains the ramifications of waiving a home inspection when purchasing a home. 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...

How Winter Weather Can Wreak Havoc On Your Foundation

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Northeast just received nearly 2 feet of snow from the nor’easter cyclone bomb. With that came arctic-like temperatures.  In this episode, Adam Tracy explains how winter weather can wreak havoc on your foundation. 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...

How can poor landscaping decisions affect your foundation?

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

On the 14th hole of a local golf course, a house is being built on the side of a hill. The street level is even with the top of the second story, just to give you an idea of the slope.  That could be a problem if the builders don’t figure out a way to divert the water run-off. Adam explains the ramifications of poor landscape design when it comes to foundations. Narrator: It’s time...

Why isn’t my DIY crack repair using hydraulic cement working?

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The big box stores do a great job of hyping crack repair products but they don’t really seem to do the job as advertised. Why is that? Adam explains why a DIY crack repair using hydraulic cement doesn’t always work. 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...

How can fixing your home’s foundation make it more energy efficient?

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Modern homes are extremely efficient but many people own very old homes. A gaping hole in the foundation can make it costly to heat or cool. The Crack Daddy explains how to make an older home with a fieldstone foundation more energy efficient. 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...

Moldy basement nearly tanks home sale for first time sellers and buyers

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

A moldy basement won't pass most home inspections and it certainly won’t pass the smell test. In this episode, Adam shares a case study on how a moldy basement can easily tank a home sale. 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...

Hidden dangers - How Poor Topography Can Adversely Affect Your Foundation

Tuesday, February 01, 2022

When a homeowner thinks about home improvements, they normal consider the aesthetics of the improvement.  But that might be putting the cart before the horse if you have topographical issues that can adversely affect the very foundation of your house.  The CrackDaddy 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 Daddy himself, Adam Tracy. Adam and The Crack Man...


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