In this episode, Richard Comeras (aks “The Crackman”) discusses why people suddenly discover new cracks in the foundation of the home that they’ve occupied for years. 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 founder and president 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 excellent 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: Spring is here along with April Showers. When Should I Plant MY Grass Seed?
So Rich, as a man with infinite wisdom, you have a wide array of knowledge on a wealth of topics, especially when it comes to matters of real estate. Let’s pick your massive brain on the subject of grass. When is it the best time of year to plant grass there in the northeast?
Crackman: Well, in Massachusetts now, here in Wooster county, it’s still cold. Now I had to do my research and find out because there’s some things in my yard that I wanted to re-seed. I happen to have a friend who has a degree in golf course maintenance, I believe it’s called turf management. So I got in touch with him and I looked at some of the hybrid seeds. They all say the same. Wait until the ground gets warm enough. Then the question is I don’t have a thermometer to put in the ground. They say you want three consecutive days of 70-degree days before you begin to plant seed. Then make sure it is watered at least a couple of times a day. Also what I found out, a wonderful easy way to keep it moist is to have an irrigation system. So we’ll be using that once it gets warm enough.
While we’re talking about irrigation systems, we are getting some calls from people who have irrigation systems and they have water coming into their basement even though it’s not raining. One was from a crack in the foundation and another person had water coming in from a tie rod. Because the irrigation system had a leak in it, knew how it was coming in so we got it fixed up.
Narrator: Well, Rich we appreciate your advice on spring grass watering and everything else, especially when it comes to fixing foundation cracks.
Narrator: 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 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.