Clearing Frozen Culverts & Landscape Drainage
It’s easy to forget about culverts or other drainage systems until they stop functioning properly. By design, culverts provide a low-profile pathway for water to run under your driveway or under your street, or to flow out of areas of your property that have poor drainage.
But you notice when a culvert freezes up, because the water doesn’t flow where it’s supposed to. In many cases, you can’t wait it to thaw, and there’s no way you can muscle it open. Debris may also be frozen into the culvert, complicating your effort. How can you get out of this jam and allow water to drain again?
Call Ice Dam Guys®. We use steam to thaw out frozen culverts, drain exits of French drains, and other drainage systems. We’re known for ice dam removal, of course, but get calls all the time to thaw out drains of all kinds, both indoors and outdoors.
Because our trusty steamers also work as hydro-jets, they come equipped with steam snakes. That means we can melt the ice inside of a frozen culvert or drain, and not only the frozen opening.
The result of all that is we can thaw just about anything. Besides culverts and yard drains, we can also thaw and clear systems like:
- storm drains
- vent pipes (e.g. furnace vent)
- roof vents
- floor drains
- sewer lines (AKA sanitary sewer line)
- septic systems
- indoor water leaks or spills that froze
- roof drains
- gutters and downspouts
- driveways (driveways often do serve as drainage, and some homeowners ask us to deice their driveways)
Call Ice Dam Guys® today for safely thawed and free-flowing culverts and safe and functional drainage. If it’s frozen, we can unfreeze it.