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Winter weather here in Ohio can be brutal, with sub-zero temperatures a common occurrence. When drain lines freeze at this time of the year, your basement is at risk of flooding, which can cause serious damage to your home.

The Basement Guys solves this problem. Our AquaStop™ FreezeGuard™ attachment prevents your basement from flooding and protects your home’s foundation, making it a must-have basement waterproofing solution.

But what is FreezeGuard™? How does it work? And why do you need one? Learn more below.

FreezeGuard™ Explained

The AquaStop™ FreezeGuard™ is a cutting-edge attachment that connects to the exterior discharge line in your sump pump system. If that line is blocked or frozen, this essential piece of kit: 

  • Redirects water
  • Prevents backflow
  • Stops your basement flooding
  • Reduces the risk of sump pump burnout 

Ice buildup around the foundation 

FreezeGuard™ is just one of the tools we use for water management and basement waterproofing. 

Why Do You Need FreezeGuard™?

Ohio Basement Systems recommends this innovative attachment, especially if your basement experiences these issues in winter: 

  • Water seepage in your basement 
  • Wet basement walls 
  • Musty odors 
  • Mold growth
  • Efflorescence on walls or floors
  • Ice buildup around the foundation 
  • A strained, noisy sump pump 
  • A history of frozen discharge lines 
  • Ice buildup around the foundation 
  • A strained, noisy sump pump 
  • A history of frozen discharge lines 

If you spot any moisture in your basement, contact us for a free inspection and repair estimate immediately. A wet basement can impact the structural integrity of your home, putting your family’s safety at risk. 

Is FreezeGuard™ Necessary? 

We think so. Ohio experiences freezing temperatures every winter, so an anti-freeze discharge line attachment like FreezeGuard™ is critical for waterproofing your basement at this time of the year. 

Basement flooding is no joke, so it’s best to be safe rather than sorry. We believe FreezeGuard™ is a wise investment that protects your property from water damage, structural problems, and dangerous mold and mildew. 

FreezeGuard™ Benefits 

Installing FreezeGuard™ in your home offers multiple advantages, such as:

  • Prevent Pipe Freezing: FreezeGuard™ drains water from your basement if lines freeze, protecting your home’s pipes. 
  • Protect Your Foundation: FreezeGuard™ stops your basement flooding if lines freeze, meaning water won’t damage your home’s foundation. 
  • Worry Less About Flooding: FreezeGuard™ provides peace of mind because — you know your basement will stay dry during winter! 

Our team will custom-fit and seal FreezeGuard™ with premium materials to ensure maximum performance and long-lasting protection. 

How Does FreezeGuard™ Work?

Here are the steps we take when we install FreezeGuard™ in a property:  

  • Carry out a detailed inspection 
  • Install a vapor barrier on the basement walls 
  • Add an interior drainage system under the basement floor 
  • Install a sump pump in the lowest spot 
  • Connect the drains to the sump pump 
  • Connect interior discharge pipes to the sump pump 
  • Route pipes outside through the wall 
  • Attach exterior discharge pipes 
  • Connect the FreezeGuard™ attachment 
  • Extend and bury discharge pipes 
  • Drain water away from the home 
  • Test the system for performance 
  • Install a basement dehumidifier 

This multi-step process ensures the long-term performance of FreezeGuard™. We also avoid landscaping and underground utilities when installing this waterproofing solution. 

Why Choose FreezeGuard™? 

FreezeGuard™ stands out from other anti-freeze discharge line attachments because of its:

  • Unique design 
  • Durable build 
  • Effectiveness in harsh conditions like freezing weather
  • Simple installation 
  • Warranty coverage and protection 

We also include FreezeGuard in our worry-free maintenance program.

Protect Your Home This Winter with The Basement Guys

A flooded basement can destroy your home and risk your family’s safety this winter. So consider protecting your downstairs space with the revolutionary FreezeGuard™ attachment from The Basement Guys, which prevents water damage, mold, and other problems. 

Contact us now for a free FreezeGuard™ estimate and learn about our other basement waterproofing solutions throughout Ohio.


FreezeGuard™ is worth installing because it helps prevent freezing and blockages in the discharge line during cold weather. It provides added protection against water damage caused by frozen discharge lines.

FreezeGuard™ is necessary to prevent damage to the basement drainage system during cold weather. It allows water to escape when the discharge line is frozen, reducing basement flood risks.

DIY basement discharge line installation is possible, but it is not recommended. Installation requires precision to prevent leaks, blockages, or improper drainage. Contact The Basement Guys® to prevent DIY basement discharge line installation mistakes and costly associated repairs.

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