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Do I really Need a Perimeter Drain?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Home Construction industry is rife with crooks suggesting expensive fixes for problems that are easily remedied with less expensive repairs. The Crackman recently saved a customer in Brookline Massachusetts over $10,000 by implementing the proper fix to a basement water problem. In this episode, Rich explains how he did 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 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: Do I really need a perimeter drain in my basement?

Narrator: So Rich, the home construction industry is rife with crooks suggesting expensive fixes for problems that are easily remedied with less expensive repairs. I understand you recently saved a customer in Brookline, MA over $10,000 by implementing the proper fix to a basement water problem. Why don’t you tell us about it.

Rich: Sure. I got a call from a gentleman, in fact he’s a professor at B.U. I believe. And he told me that he had spoken to a colleague that I’ve done work for, and he had called me to go over what he had. He had told me that he had a company come in there and he had it all signed up ready to go to put in a perimeter drain system on a poured concrete foundation. And I started asking him some more questions such as, where’s the water coming in from? And he told me its coming in from the wall because there’s a crack in the foundation wall. And I said, well is that the only place its coming in? He said, yeah that’s the only place it’s coming in. So I said, well the idea of a sump pump and a perimeter drain is to take water out from underneath your floor when you have a high water table. And then I told him, if you fix that crack in the wall, then it’ll stop the water from coming in. Then we did a repair on that where we injected a polymer resin with electric pump in there, he had us out right away to take care of that. And we’ve had some heavy rain since, and he was very happy that he saved a ton of money and had the repair taken care of. Sometimes a perimeter drain is needed when there’s water coming up through floor cracks or a lot of places where the floor and the wall meet and it’s leaking, but not if you have a wall crack that’s leaking. Most companies don’t do what I do and take care of the situation that’s there for a heck of a lot less money than a perimeter drain.

Narrator: Great job, Rich. It’s good to know that there are still honest companies like A1 Foundation Crack Repair, to get the job done right without unnecessary upcharges.

Narrator: 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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