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FreezeGuard® Discharge Line System


An escape route. Water escapes from the FreezeGuard® fitting only when the discharge line becomes clogged. Otherwise, water flows past the slotted openings into the drain pipe.

The perfect solution to clogged and frozen discharge lines in Ohio

Are you worried that your discharge line might freeze over when the temperatures drop? Ohio Basement Authority can help prevent wintertime freeze-up of discharge lines.

We install the patented FreezeGuard® system, an anti-freeze fitting that is installed outside of your home and ejects water away from the foundation in the event that the sump pump discharge lines freeze or become clogged.

Why not make sure that you have a dry basement all the time? We install a variety of patented sump pumps protected by the FreezeGuard® sump pump discharge line system.

The specially engineered FreezeGuard® system solves the problem of frozen discharge lines to provide you with a reliable waterproofing system even during the coldest temperatures. FreezeGuard® is a perfect solution to sump pump discharge lines in Ohio. Contact us today for a free installation estimate.

  • FreezeGuards and Sump Pump Upgrade Will Keep a Basement Dry in Dublin, OH
    FreezeGuards and Sump Pump Upgrade Will Keep a Basement Dry in Dublin, OH

    FreezeGuards and Sump Pump Upgrade Will Keep a Basement Dry in Dublin, OH

    After recently moving into their house, homeowners in Dublin, OH, noticed their sump pump was running quite often. They were worried the existing system would not be able to keep up if there was a problem with water in the vast basement.

    The owners contacted Ohio Basement Authority after learning more about our company through online resources like Angie’s List. We replaced the existing sump pump with the reliable SafeDri Battery Back-Up System to give them peace of mind.

    When one of our inspectors first visited the homeowners to complete a thorough evaluation of the home and its waterproofing system, he noticed an issue outside. Water had frozen on the outside of the sump pump discharge lines. This can cause major problems inside the home including water seepage and flooding.

    To address this problem, we attached FreezeGuards to the sump pump discharge lines. These attachments will allow water to escape should the discharge lines freeze or become blocked.

    The homeowners now have peace of mind knowing these basement waterproofing solutions will keep their home dry for many more years to come.

Proper installation makes all the difference

A proper discharge line for a sump pump shouldn’t end just outside the foundation wall. If it does, discharge water will likely seep back into your basement or crawlspace before long, especially when temperatures drop below freezing.

Instead, a slightly sloped discharge pipe should run underground, a minimum of 10 feet, to daylight where possible (and to a dry well or drain field when not possible). Things sometimes go wrong, however, because drain lines are sometimes susceptible to freezing, especially when you live in Ohio.

This can occur at a snow- and ice-covered outlet or inside the pipe itself. If the discharge pipe is blocked, your pump will continue to run but the system won’t expel water. The result? A flooded basement.

FreezeGuard® keeps water out of the basement even if the drain freezes

FreezeGuard® Installed Westerville

Protect the basement. When this home’s discharge line was blocked by frozen snow and ice, FreezeGuard® allowed the water to escape during repeated pump cycles and saved the basement from being flooded.

If you live in the Greater Columbus area where the discharge line from your sump pump is susceptible to freezing in the winter, consider installing our anti-freeze device called FreezeGuard. It will allow discharged water to escape if the drain freezes (or clogs for any reason).

There are no valves to turn or hoses to attach – operation is automatic. Under normal operation, no water will spill through the open slots due to its flared design.

FreezeGuard® is just one of the many sump pump features we install. Our FreezeGuard® Discharge Line Protection device can be added on to any of our sump pump systems, including the SafeDri™ Pro, SafeDri™ Sump Pump, and SafeDri™ Triple Sump; providing homeowners with extra protection against basement flooding in regions where freezing temperatures are a problem.

Don’t let your basement flood this winter from a frozen discharge line! We provide our waterproofing products to homeowners all throughout Greater Columbus, including Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Springfield, Mansfield and throughout southern Ohio. Contact Ohio Basement Authority today for a free cost estimate to have the FreezeGuard® anti-freeze discharge device installed in your home today.

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