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The Case of the Mysterious Basement Bedroom Water Leak in Quincy Mass

Joseph Coupal - Friday, September 27, 2019

In this episode, Richard Comeras (aks “The Crackman”) discusses how the Crackman employed the use of a golf ball to troubleshoot a homeowners water leak. 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: The Case of the Mysterious Basement Bedroom Water Leak in Quincy Mass.

Narrator: So Rich, it’s Crackman case study time once again, and you have one today that involves a golf ball?

Crackman: I got a call from the Principal of a school in Quincy. He was having water come into his daughter’s bedroom. It was in a corner of a finished basement. He opened up the wall a little bit and found no cracks. By the time I arrived, he had run water outside like had instructed him to do. He could not get any water to come in. Water was coming from somewhere, we had to find out where. We put a golf ball on the ground just to see which way it would run. We found out that the foundation was pitched so that water would run towards that corner where he was having problems. We went under the house and found a hole in the ground. A bolt from a pedestal sump pump had broken through. We determined that the pump was not pushing out enough water to keep from flooding the area. We put a submersible pump in and that solved the problem. We’ve had a lot of rain recently and that pump is doing fine keeping all the water out. He just now needs to repair the wall and he and his daughter will be back in business.

Narrator: You certainly have some interesting and clever trouble shooting techniques. 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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