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Homeowner Finds a Family of Snakes in Prized Shoe Collection

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 13, 2019

In this episode, Richard Comeras (aks “The Crackman”) discusses how a woman allowed a family of snakes to enter her house via foundation cracks. Listen and enjoy!

Narrator: It’s time once again for the “Crack Man Podcast” hosted by A1 Foundation Crack Repair. We’re here with the Crackman himself, Rich Comeras. Rich has 30 years of experience in the construction industry and over 20 years experience as the President and founder of A1 Foundation and Crack Repair Inc. His podcasts provides expert basement water proofing, 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 within the basement, and protect your biggest investment….your home. The topic for today’s podcast: Homeowner Finds a Family of Snakes in Prized Shoe Collection.

Crackman: It was a woman in West borrow who called me up with panic in her voice. She said she has snakes in her basement. She proceeded to tell me that she has a shoe collection in her basement. She went down and found a little garden snake in her shoes. She was quite frightened by it. So I went down into her basement. Some of it was finished and some of it wasn’t. I noticed there were small gaps between the seal plate, which is the wood of the house, and where it rests on the concrete. I knew we had to seal those up for her. On the other half of her basement she had ceiling tiles. We had to move the ones that were near the outside walls. We sealed up small gaps and then we noticed right in the corner that there was a gap about the size of a cigar. When we looked we could see the snake skins. We knew we had found the entrance for these snakes. The lady called me up the next day and said that she could really sleep well now.

Narrator: I guess that would freak a lot of people out. I guess it could have been rats or mice in addition to the snakes.

Crackman: There certainly could be.

Narrator: Well, Rich, that’s a very interesting case study that everyone should be aware of. The lesson learned there is to plug those basement holes to keep the creepy crawlers out of your home. If you have a basement water problem and think you need a professional, or, if you’d like more information on foundation repair and waterproofing topics, please visit or call Rich at (866) 929-3171. Or you can email rich at Thanks for listening and keep that basement dry.

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