IceGuard(R) Discharge Line System
Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Thrasher
The IceGuard(R) Discharge Line System - helping to keep dry basements and happy homeowners in all weather conditions
Thrasher is excited to offer the IceGuard Discharge Line System! Take a minute to understand how this addition to your waterproofing system can help keep your basement dry year-round.
The IceGuard(R) Discharge Line System is the perfect solution to the unfortunate problem of clogged and frozen discharge lines in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.
A properly installed discharge line for a sump pump shouldn't end just outside the foundation wall. If it does, the water being discharged by your sump pump 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, at a minimum of 10 feet, to daylight where possible (and to a drywell or drain field when not possible). Unfortunately, things can sometimes go wrong, however, because drain lines are sometimes susceptible to clogging and freezing, especially when you live in colder climates such as Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri.
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 as it should, but the system won't be able to expel the water that it is pumping out. The result? The same reason you are contacting us, to begin with, the nightmare of a flooded basement.
It's something that many homeowners do not think of, but aren't you worried that your discharge line might freeze over when the temperatures drop? Just like we all unhook our garden hoses when winter arrives to prevent frozen pipes, Thrasher can help prevent wintertime freeze-up of discharge lines. We install the patented IceGuard(R) system, an anti-freeze fitting installed outside of your home, and ejects water away from the foundation you are trying to protect if the sump pump discharge lines should freeze become clogged.
You have already invested in having a dry basement. Why not make sure that you have a dry basement all the time? We install a variety of patented sump pumps protected by the IceGuard(R) sump pump discharge line system.
IceGuard(R) Keeps Water Out of the Basement Even if the Drain Freezes
Suppose you live in the Nebraska, Central & Western Iowa, Central & Western Kansas and Northwestern Missouri area where the discharge line from your sump pump is susceptible to the inevitable freezing in the winter. In that case, you should consider installing our anti-freeze device called IceGuard. This patented system will allow discharged water from your sump pump to escape, even if the drain freezes (or should become clogged for any reason).
There are no valves to turn or hoses to attach, absolutely nothing you as the homeowner needs to do - operation of the IceGuard(R) Discharge Line Protection device is automatic. Under regular operation without a clogged or frozen discharge line, no water will spill through the open slots due to its flared design.
IceGuard(R) Stops Ice and Snow from Causing Your Waterproofing System to Fail
IceGuard(R) is just one of the many sump pump features we install that is offered exclusively to us by Basement Systems. Our IceGuard(R) Discharge Line Protection device can be added to any of our sump pump systems, including the SuperSump(R), SmartSump(TM), and TripleSafe, providing homeowners with an extra layer of protection against basement flooding in regions where freezing temperatures are a problem.
Contact the Waterproofing Experts
Don't let your basement flood this winter from a frozen discharge line! We provide our industry-leading waterproofing products to homeowners throughout Nebraska, Central & Western Iowa, Central & Western Kansas and Northwestern Missouri, including Omaha, Lincoln, Kansas City, Sioux City and cities nearby. Please don't wait until it becomes a problem. Contact Thrasher today for a free cost estimate to have the IceGuard(R) anti-freeze discharge device installed in your home today. You will enjoy the peace of mind knowing you have a dry basement year-round, regardless of the conditions outside.