Basement Waterproofing - Solution for Frozen Sump Pump Discharge Lines | Ask the Expert | Basement Systems USA


Pete Westera is the owner of Basement Systems USA and one of the leading authorities on basement waterproofing, crawl space, and foundation repair in the Baltimore, MD area, also serving Philadelphia and Wilmington, DE.

In this episode, Pete talks about a small detail that is often overlooked by competitors, but can make a world of difference when it comes to keeping a basement dry during the wintertime in his service area: frozen discharge lines.

Many general contractors installing sump pumps lay the discharge pipes on the ground. During the cold months, the water tends to freeze at some point down the line and back up into the pit. When that happens, the sump pump can quickly become overwhelmed or even burn out, eventually causing a basement flood.

For over 15 years, Pete and his team have been installing the IceGuard system on the discharge line. The IceGuard will allow water to flow out of the basement even if the pipes are frozen, protecting the sump pump and the entire basement.

The IceGuard is just one of the many small but smart and effective solutions Basement Systems USA offers to keep basements dry and healthy.

For more information about the WaterGuard and other waterproofing products, visit our website or call for a free estimate.

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