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DIY Flex Seal repair on basement wall crack nearly kills Real Estate deal

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 23, 2020

In this episode, Rich discusses another sad tale of a homeowner trying to do a basement wall crack repair with a product that doesn't quite hold up to the test of time.  Hopefully, homeowners will take heed and realize they need to leave their foundation crack repair job to an expert like the Crackman.

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: DIY Flex Seal repair on basement wall crack nearly kills real estate deal in Franklin, MA.

Narrator:  So Rich, it looks like you have another sad tale of a homeowner trying to do a basement wall crack repair job with a product that doesn’t quite hold up to the test of time. Why don’t you tell us about it.

Rich: I got a call from a homeowner that was in panic. Actually prior to that I got a call from a realtor on the same house she had listed. And I guess it was a crack in the wall and they had a Flex Seal, you know that product that they advertise on TV. You know the guy who kept putting it on a boat and rides across the water, well that’s the product. And they put it on the crack, and then there was going to be a walk through. It was raining and the foundation crack that was sealed with Flex Seal was leaking and they wanted a permanent fix. They wanted a warrantied fix. So, we hear this story all the time about people putting that product and other products on basement walls when they leak.

So we come out on that one. We drilled an angle to the crack every 6 to 8 inches. So we intersected the crack, put our mechanical ports in the small holes we drilled, tightened up those ports, and then we injected a cool cell polymer resin material that worked its way towards the outside and solved the problem. Then we gave a warranty sheet to the new buyer, with the transfers, and everybody was happy. And we have got a whole deal rolling up on happy realtors, on happy buyers, on happy sellers, and everybody was satisfied. It sounds good to do that.

Narrator: Awesome. Well thanks Rich, for another interesting case study. Hopefully homeowners will take heed to realize they need to leave their foundation crack repair jobs to an expert, like the Crackman.

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 info@a1foundationcrackrepair.com. Thanks for listening and keep that basement dry.


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