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This podcast provides expert wall and basement crack repair tips for homeowners and businesses. A1 Foundation's valuable insight and information will help avert the disaster of a flooded basement and save you money.

This podcast provides expert wall and basement crack repair tips for homeowners and businesses. A1 Foundation's valuable insight and information will help avert the disaster of a flooded basement and save you money.
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United States

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This podcast provides expert wall and basement crack repair tips for homeowners and businesses. A1 Foundation's valuable insight and information will help avert the disaster of a flooded basement and save you money.

Twitter:

@a1crackman

Language:

English

Contact:

605-562-0444


Episodes

Episode 212 - Why are Pests getting into my Basement?

11/12/2019
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Nobody wants to think of their Home and Basement as a habitat for critters, but how are they finding their way into the house? In this episode, A1 Crack's Adam Tracy explains how critters are getting in basements and what can be done about it.

Duration:00:06:05

Episode 211 - Why is the back part of my Garage Floor pulling away from the Foundation Wall?

11/5/2019
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In this episode, we have Adam Tracy joining us to talk about some very interesting issues he has dealt with concerning garage floors pulling away from foundation walls.

Duration:00:05:40

Episode 210 - Do-it-yourself foundation crack repair: is it a good idea?

10/30/2019
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The big box stores are full of home remedies for leaky concrete cracks. Products like Drylock, Fast Plug, and the ubiquitous Flex Seal tout their amazing abilities to solve water leaks fast. If that's the case, and if it's so easy, why do we need professionals like the Crackman?

Duration:00:03:48

Episode 209 - What are Beam Pockets and should I be worried about them?

10/19/2019
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In this episode, we start with what a beam pocket is. Then we discuss whether beam pockets should be inspected on a regular basis. Finally, Crack Daddy explains that as basement water and lally column experts, where A1 Foundation Crack Repair come into play when structural issues are found around these beam pockets.

Duration:00:07:32

Episode 208 - What to do about a basement water leak behind a finished wall

10/19/2019
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One can imagine how frustrating it would be if you go down to your man cave in the basement right after finishing the walls and flooring, only to discover a suspected water leak behind the wall. After issuing a few carefully chosen vulgarities, it's time to figure out what to do about it, so....what's next after discovery?

Duration:00:02:43

Episode 207 - The Case of the Mysterious Soaked Carpet in a Finished Basement

10/19/2019
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In this episode, we are joined again by foundation crack repair expert, Adam Tracy, who shares a very interesting case study about a mysteriously soaked carpet in a finished basement. Once again, A1 epitomizes their "Service Before Self" attitude when helping homeowners with their basement water dilemmas.

Duration:00:09:31

Episode 206 - Why am I getting damp patches in the corners of my foundation walls?

10/9/2019
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A1 Foundation Crack Repair is getting a lot of calls this time of year for mysterious water spots in basements. Adam Tracy discusses why that happens and what can be done to reduce the amount of humidity in the basement.

Duration:00:06:07

Episode 205 - The Case of the Mysterious Basement Bedroom Water Leak in Quincy Mass

9/25/2019
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It's Crackman case study time again and in this episode, the Crackman explains a troubleshooting method that involves a ping pong ball.

Duration:00:03:17

Episode 204 - Creative DIY Project Temporarily Fixes Water Leak in Boston Mass

9/17/2019
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In this episode, the Crackman shares a creative DIY project that looks like someone is using a big Rubbermaid container to catch water and then pipe it down to a drain.

Duration:00:03:08

Episode 203 - Homeowner Finds a Family of Snakes in Prized Shoe Collection

9/11/2019
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It's another interesting Crackman case study, this time with a family of snakes camping out in a prized shoe collection.

Duration:00:03:45

Episode 202 - Three Critical Checks all Homeowners should do Before Summer

8/21/2019
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It's toasty outside, which means summer is here. In this episode, the Crackman explains some of the things homeowners should be doing to make sure their house is ready for the summer heat and thunderstorm activity.

Duration:00:03:04

Episode 201 - What does foundation crack repair have to do with termite control?

8/7/2019
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Termites seem to find their way into all sorts of small spaces but foundation cracks? They're WAY to small and tight for a termite to get through, no? Well, it's hard to believe that termites can squeeze through those tight basement cracks but yes they do. This episode is a call to action for anyone with foundation cracks to seek out a professional like the Crackman to inspect them and avoid the agony and expense of a termite infestation.

Duration:00:03:22

Episode 200 - The Case of the Mysterious Basement Water Leak.

8/1/2019
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It's the Crackman's 200th episode and in this podcast, Rich has a case study that explains how he helped a person isolate the source of a basement water leak, even though he wasn't the right contractor to solve the problem.

Duration:00:04:49

Episode 199 - Is my wet basement caused by a rising water table or excess rain?

7/7/2019
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In this episode, the Crackman clarifies the difference between a rising water table and excess rain when it comes to a wet basement.

Duration:00:05:12

Episode 198 - Everything you need to know about the Radon threat in your home

6/18/2019
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In this episode, the Crackman talks about what Radon is, where it comes from, and what you can do about it. He also talks about a common call he receives about a gurgling sound coming from the Radon mitigation system in homes. Great episode packed with concise, useful info!

Duration:00:05:25

Episode 197 - Spring is here along with April Showers. When Should you plant Grass Seed?

5/15/2019
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As a man with your infinite wisdom, the Crackman has a wealth of knowledge on a wide array of topics, especially when it comes to matters of real estate. In this episode, we pick his massive brain on the subject of grass. When is the best time to plant grass seed in the Northeast?

Duration:00:04:31

Episode 196 - What can I do about the chipped and pitted concrete on the outside of my foundation?

5/8/2019
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In addition to fixing wall and floor cracks, the Crackman also fixes damaged concrete. What if a home has surface pits, chips, and other kinds of blemishes that really make it look bad. What is that called and can it be fixed?

Duration:00:03:43

Episode 195 - Could your home's foundation doom its chances of selling?

4/30/2019
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If you are in the market to sell your house, consider how your foundation can impact the sale of your house. Listen in as the Crackman reveals some of the ways he has seen that foundations can affect the prospect of a sale.

Duration:00:03:40

Episode 194 - Why am I noticing new cracks in my foundation walls after all these years?

4/22/2019
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There you are...living in your dream home and after emerging from your winter slumber on a beautiful Spring day, you notice new cracks on your foundation walls. Why would that happen? The Crackman answers this intriguing question.

Duration:00:02:36

Episode 193 - Creative DIY Attempts to Repair Foundation Wall Cracks

4/4/2019
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Homeowners typically try to fix things on their own before calling a pro to come in and laugh at their handiwork. In this episode, Rich shares some amusing stories he's come across during his tenure as the Crackman.

Duration:00:04:05