A1 Foundation Crack Repair is known for saving real estate deals that are on the brink of disaster due to unexpected basement water leaks. The Crackman recounts a recent event where he saved a deal for a grateful Homeowner and real estate agent.
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: So you think you have basement water problems, check out this bubbler in Leominster MA.
Narrator: So Rich, you have colorfully covered numerous basement water problems over the years, and you sent over a video before this podcast, it shows water bubbling up out of the floor. What can you tell us about it?
Rich: Yeah, this was interesting. When I went out to a property in Leominster and they said, “Jeez, we got some water coming and if I could take a look at it”. And so, I went out there to see some other issues and I looked at it and, you know, that video that you can look at, it was actually bubbling up from below and there was not any rain for the past, probably, week or so.
The first thing I want to see is, is there a broken pipe or something underneath that is causing that. So, we got the water checked by the town to be sure there wasn’t any chlorine or fluoride. They checked the water there wasn’t. And I told the owner of the property that if we stop it, that there’s a chance, because of the hydrostatic pressure, that it could cause cracking in the floor.
Another way that we take care of something like that would be to put a sump pump basin in there. A sump pump, so then the water would go subgrade to that sump pump and then pump it out. And that’s what they chose to do to divert the water into the sump pump and pump it out. Now I’ve gone on to other jobs and one that I can think of like that, a little bit different, but was a dam, concrete dam that was used and water was just squirting out of there tremendously.
Now, I know with the dam they use rebar, to make that concrete stronger. So we were able to stop the water that was very similar to that with various processes and took care of it. And the owner in Leominster was happy that we took care of that, and so was the town that we did that dam for, I think it was in Weston MA. So, water can be stopped, just takes some know-how and some patience.
Narrator: Well, great story Rich, as always. Thanks for explaining how this bubbling water geyser came out of the floor and I’m glad you’re able to get it fixed for them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for listening and keep that basement dry.