Buried discharge systems are a good way to get your sump pump drainage water farther away from your foundation. This will solve any issue of dealing with extra piping on top of the ground that you have to move or disconnect when you mow etc.
One of the most common mistakes that are made during an installation of a buried discharge system is the connection point where the sump pump discharge exits the house and connects to the buried pipe. The pipes are connected directly together without any freeze prevention. If the discharge pipe froze, your sump pump would run continuously and burn out because it would not be able to pump water out of the sump basin, which in turn would flood your basement.
We use Freeze Relief to prevent your discharge pipe from freezing where it exits to the outside to the buried pipe. Freeze Relief protects your basement and sump pump if the discharge line is frozen or clogged. This outdoor above-grade PVC fitting has a vent, which allows the discharge water to escape. By giving the water a secondary escape route, the Freeze Relief will help prevent the sump pump from overworking and your basement from flooding.
The benefits of the Freeze Relief include:
- Prevents sump pump failure when discharge pipe becomes clogged or frozen
- Easy install on new and existing discharge systems
- Won’t become brittle and break in cold weather
- Designed to divert water away from the foundation
The Sump Pump Pros uses high-quality materials on all installations. We use a 4-inch pipe in the ground which will run to daylight or to a collection pot depending on the landscape of the property.