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Preventing Basement Flooding During Winter

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 by Haley Tepool

Is your basement ready for frigid temperatures?

IceGuard Diagram

As the temperature has been rapidly decreasing over the past few weeks, the last thing you've probably thought about is if your sump pump and discharge lines are ready for the cold. Both of these things are designed to keep water out of your basement and away from your home so you don't have to worry about leaks and floods, but what happens when they freeze? When this happens water can't escape and is forced to go back where it came from (inside your home). This is a timely and expensive process to fix, so luckily there's a product to prevent it. 

What is the Answer?

Healthy Spaces has a little piece of magic that protects your sump pump discharge lines from freezing: the IceGuard Discharge Line System. Normally, water passes through the slotted openings in the IceGuard and is drained safely. But what happens when the line freeze or becomes blocked by ice or snow? The IceGuard allows water to escape from your sump pump --keeping your basement dry all winter.

IceGuard Installation

The installation of IceGuard is a quick and easy process done on the outside of your home. Usually, we think about waterproofing the basement for spring thunderstorms and summer rains, but it is important to think about the unique winter weather issues that can harm your basement. It provides peace of mind for freezing winter months.

IceGuard in snow


 Protect your home this winter by giving us a call for a free estimate.

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2280 N Cullen Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715