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Basement Waterproofing - How to Fix a Frozen Sump Pump Discharge Line

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 by Aaron Stull

How to Fix a Frozen Sump Pump Discharge Line - Image 1A frozen discharge line is a common and major problem for sump pump systems. When the water in the discharge line freezes, it can cause the pump to burn out or even fail completely. This is because the pump has to work harder to push water through the frozen line, putting extra strain on the motor and other components. In extreme cases, the frozen line can even cause the pump to overheat and stop working altogether.

Unfortunately, many inexperienced companies do not take the proper precautions when designing discharge lines for sump pumps. Many systems are designed in the Spring and Summer with very little forethought for freezing conditions.  Even worse, lower price companies usually use lower quality labor and materials to achieve that lower price.  This generally shows up in the details. They often use substandard equipment and pumps, which is not suitable for outdoor use in cold weather. This can lead to freezing issues, especially when the line is located in an area where temperatures fall below freezing for extended periods of time.

At Keystone Basement Systems, we understand the importance of proper discharge line design and use the most advanced anti-freezing technology to prevent freezing issues. Our Ice Guard product is specifically designed to protect sump pumps from the dangers of frozen discharge lines. In addition to premium level pumps, the Ice Guard is an innovative solution that features an integrated drain system that helps prevent water from freezing in the line. It also has a built-in overflow system that allows water to flow freely, even if the discharge line becomes blocked by ice.

The Ice Guard is designed specifically for our climate and is an exclusive product to Keystone Basement Systems. It is made from high-quality materials that are designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the outdoors, and is built to last. The Ice Guard is able to handle extreme cold temperatures and can prevent water from freezing in the discharge line.

Another important factor in preventing frozen discharge lines is proper installation. Keystone Basement Systems takes great care in the installation of the Ice Guard, ensuring that it is placed in the optimal location to prevent freezing. Our experienced technicians have years of experience in installing sump pumps and discharge lines, and are familiar with the latest techniques and best practices in the industry. They take the time to carefully assess each individual installation to ensure that the Ice Guard is placed in the best location to prevent freezing.

How to Fix a Frozen Sump Pump Discharge Line - Image 2At Keystone Basement Systems, we understand that preventing a frozen discharge line is critical to the performance and longevity of a sump pump. That's why we are committed to using the most advanced anti-freezing technology and providing the highest-quality installations to our customers. With the Ice Guard, you can rest assured that your sump pump will be protected from the dangers of a frozen discharge line, and will continue to operate reliably for years to come.

In conclusion, a frozen discharge line is a big problem for sump pump systems, and can cause the pump to burn out or even fail completely. Inexperienced companies often do not design discharge lines correctly, leading to freezing issues. At Keystone Basement Systems, we use the most advanced anti-freezing technology, like the Ice Guard, and provide proper installations to ensure that sump pumps are protected from the dangers of frozen discharge lines. By taking the time to assess each individual installation and use the best technology, we are able to provide our customers with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their sump pumps will operate reliably for years to come.

Interested in Ice Guard or any other basement waterproofing service, click here or give us a call at (800) 771-3244.

About the author
Aaron Stull is a second generation foundation repair specialist from the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

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