Foundation Crack Repair, Basement Waterproofing Blog

Why is water pouring through my basement window?

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Adam sent over a video showing water pouring through a basement window around the edges. How can something like that happen? Adam explains how water can start pouring through a basement window and what you can do about it. 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...

Is a concrete foundation in trouble if it becomes discolored in several places?

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

So your concrete foundation wall or floor has become discolored in several places.  Are you looking at an expensive repair bill or is this really nothing to worry about?  The Crack Daddy 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 in the construction industry. Rich...

Why should a foundation crack be repaired?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

As the Crackman has always said, there are two certainties in life:  death and concrete will eventually crack.  So, if your foundation develops a crack, when should you think about fixing it?  When water starts gushing in?  The Crackman makes a special appearance to explain. 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...

What is a cold joint as it pertains to foundations?

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

In the electronics world, a cold joint is a solder joint that looks good but doesn’t actually conduct electricity.  What in the world is a cold joint when it comes to foundations?  Adam 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 Rich have over 30 years’ experience in the construction...

What to look for when hiring a basement waterproofing contractor

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

We hear horror stories all the time where people have been victimized by nefarious contractors. When hiring a basement waterproofing contractor, what can a homeowner do to ensure they hire a reputable contractor to avoid getting ripped off? 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...

How does summer humidity affect a home’s basement?

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

We all suffer from summer humidity. It’s terrible this time of year. In this episode, Adam explains how summer humidity affects a home’s basement. 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 the president and...

Why is there a puddle in my basement every morning?

Friday, September 01, 2023

In this interesting case study, Adam explains why a homeowner might find a mysterious water puddle in their basement every morning. Is it a phantom or something equally sinister? The CrackDaddy 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 in the construction industry. Rich...

What Do Foundation Cracks and Termites Have in Common?

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

When you think of concrete, the last thing you think of is termites, given the little critters feed on wood and not concrete. What in the world do termites and foundation cracks have in common? $('audio,video').mediaelementplayer(); Narrator: The topic of today's podcast: What do foundation cracks and termites have in common? So, Adam, when I think of concrete, the last thing I think of is termites given the little critters feed on wood and not...

My insurance company is cancelling my policy for foundation cracks. What can I do?

Friday, June 30, 2023

An insurance company cancelling a homeowner’s policy can be quite disconcerting, especially when it’s for foundation structural issues. A1 Foundation Crack Repair has dealt with this issue a number of times. Tony how A1 has helped customers get this situation resolved. 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...

Oh shoot! There’s water coming out of my coal chute

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Adam shares an interesting case study about a leaking coal chute. He explains how he was able to stop the leak in this legacy apparatus no longer in use. 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...


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