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 Repair. This podcasts provides expert basement waterproofing, concrete repair, and preventative maintenance tips for homeowners and businesses. A1 Foundation’s valuable insight will help avert a disastrous flood within the basement, health problems associated with water infiltration, and protect your biggest investment….your home. The topic of today’s podcast: The topic of today’s podcast: Another failed Flex Seal home repair in Methuen, MA.
Narrator: So Rich, you’re no stranger to seeing Flex Seal attempts used in DIY home repairs of leaking basements. I understand you have a real doozy for us today, what can you tell us about it?
Rich: Yeah I got a call from a customer in Methuen that had a block foundation. We see block foundation’s throughout New England. And what they had told me is that they’ve been getting some water coming through through the blocks. I asked him if he could send me a picture? He sent me a picture and I called him back and I said, Jesus! What’s on that wall? It’s black. And he said they bought some of that Flex Seal in a can and tried rolling it on. And then they remind me that that’s Flex Seal, the stuff that the guy puts on a boat and rides over the water. Well that Flex Seal wasn’t holding it. Some of the mortar in between the stones was gone. Some of the concrete and mortar that the stones were made of needed some attention also. So we went over there, and we had to scrape some of that Flex Seal off to be able to get to the areas that were having problems with to repair them. I guess if you have a boat or something, maybe Flex Seal does work. But when it comes to a foundation, or with this particular situation, it didn’t work at all. So feel free to call us anytime, and we’re more than happy to help you.
Narrator: Let me tell you something there Crackman, I had a rubber dinghy at one point with my boat, and we used Flex Seal on that one time, and it did not work. We put so much of that stuff on there, we’re hoping it would stop the leak on that dinghy and it did not work. So no, it sometimes doesn’t work in boats, and doesn’t sound like the perfect product for home repair either. For some people, maybe just as a very quick temporary fix, but obviously it didn’t work here.
Narrator: Alright there Rich, thanks for sharing this amusing DIY fail using Flex Seal. Hopefully people will take heed and get a professional to fix those types of leaks in the future.
If you have a basement water problem and think you need a professional, or, if you’d like more information on foundation crack repair and basement waterproofing topics, please visit A1FoundationCrackRepair.com or call Rich at (866) 929-3171. Or you can email Rich at email@example.com. Thanks for listening and keep that basement dry.