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Urgent Masonry Repair job saves real estate deal

Joseph Coupal - Friday, December 18, 2020

The Crackman has saved many real estate deals in his 25+ years in business. Usually, he's responding to an urgent basement water problem but this time it had to do with masonry repair work. It’s good to know The Crackman can do masonry repair work on top of basement waterproofing and eradication.

A1 Foundation Crack Repair - Masonry Repair Job

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: Urgent masonry repair job saves real estate deal in Bellingham, MA.

Narrator: So, Rich, you saved many real estate deals in your time as The Crackman. Usually you responded to an urgent basement water problem, but this time it had to do with masonry repair work. What can you tell us about it?

Rich: Yeah I got a call from a woman. She was buying a house in Bellingham. And it just had the home inspection and the home inspector had picked out the corner, the exterior corner of the house that was brick, was damaged and falling apart. You probably can see that from the pictures that we’re going to post. And she loved the house, she was almost in tears on what to do. It was like two or 3three layers of bricks. A couple of layers where, you can see by the pictures, damaged.

So, what we did, and she negotiated with her seller to repair those bricks. Why it is important to keep the bricks in good repair is a few fold. One is water coming in, two is that the water that comes in will hit the wood, the sill plate, and cause it to decay. This will then cause structural issues. It’s a beautiful way for mice, rodents, rats, squirrels, snakes, any kind of vermin to come in, and also the amount of cold air that comes in, all along with the structural integrity. So we fixed that and appeased the broker. The broker called us after we did the job and thanked us for keeping that deal together for her and for doing such a nice job on the repair. You could see the before and after pictures where they’d be posted.

Narrator: Yeah I’m looking at those pictures right now, they look great. It looks like you did an excellent job, and it’s good to know that you can do masonry repair work on top of basement waterproofing and eradication. 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 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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