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Help! My stone foundation is squirting water!

Joseph Coupal - Friday, November 20, 2020

So, when water is squirting out of your stone foundation, it’s not a good sign that everything is well, right? The Crackman shares a case study.

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: Help! My stone foundation is squirting water! A case study in Sudbury, MA.

Narrator: So, Rich, I take it that when water is squirting out of your stone foundation, it’s not a good thing, right?

Rich: Well it could be a good thing if you want to have an indoor swimming pool, I guess. But most people don’t want an indoor swimming pool in a stone foundation. I got this call from the gentleman in Sudbury, and he got a video of it. He said, take a look at the video. I took a look and, in fact, the video, you’ll be able to see that on the screen. It wasn’t just seeping out, it was squirting out, with all the rain that we have had, and with a stone foundation that was in need of repointing, this was really squirting out really well. So we went over there, we fixed it.

We have a technique to fix that using a polymer resin that we call Oakum and some crystallized material. We got it to stop, and we ran water to double check that it did. And then we had even a better test. We had probably three inches of rain the other day, really quick, and it held up in the way I know what “held up” is. The guy called me up to thank me for taking care of that leak.

I’m always happy to get those calls, happy to help people. And I asked him, how did you originally hear of us? And he goes, well I was talking to a friend of ours, and you had done work for them. His sister said, they you did work for us too, and she was in Norwell. And so he called me, and he’s just happy he did. We’re more than happy to help people that do have these issues that might be good for their investment, their house.

Narrator: Very interesting, Rich. Thanks for sharing this case study on a squirting foundation in Sudbury, MA. 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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