In this episode, Richard Comeras (aks “The Crackman”) discusses how foundation cracks can threaten your home by offering termites easy access. 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 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: What Does Foundation Crack Repair Have To Do With Termite Control?
Narrator: So Rich, termites seem to find their way in through all sorts of small spaces. But foundation cracks? Their way to small for a termite to get through, no? Crackman: Oh no. They can find their way up. Just last month we had two houses where we were doing work and we found those mud tunnels in and around the foundation crack. So we notified the homeowner. You know homeowners like to play with things, and they knocked them off and they could see that there were active termites.
I spoke with a pest control company so that I could learn a little more about them. They did confirm that this is the time of year where they are active. They said sometimes you may see their little wings on your floor. If you see that little mud tunnel the size of your pinky going up a wall, you should get in touch with a pest guy. If it’s in a stone foundation, or a concrete foundation, it does not matter to the termite. They want to get though and go eat your house.
Narrator: OK, so it sounds like you need to call a guy like the Crackman to, otherwise they’ll just come back again.
Crackman: Correct. That’s just another entry into your house.
Narrator: Well, very interesting. It’s hard to believe that termites can squeeze through those tight basement cracks, but I guess they do. That’s a call to action for anyone with foundation cracks to seek the services of The Crackman to avoid the agony of termite infestation.
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.