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A Look Into Zeek Plumbing

Zeek Plumbing starts and finishes projects every single day. However, we do not often have the chance to give the public a glimpse into the stages of work for our plumbers. Zeek Plumbing recently completed a trench drain project for a local client, follow along the project from start to finish below.

Stage #1

The first stage of the project, as well as most projects of this size, requires our crews to be on site to review the entire scope of work and review the customer’s potential plans. A portion of work discussed in this blog is in the top left portion of the picture below. Our expert employees worked through the labor and materials required to complete the project, and a written proposal was completed. After the proposal was approved by the customer, materials were ordered and the project was scheduled.

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Stage #2

The labor of the project begins in this stage. Zeek Plumbing cut and removed approximately 75 feet of concrete at 18-24 inches wide for the trench drains installation.

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Stage #3

After the saw cutting has been completed, stage 3 of the project begins. Stage 3 consists of the rough for the piping underground. “Rough” or “rough plumbing” is a term used in the plumbing industry typically with new construction and other framing work. The “rough” is always completed before any framing, concrete, or fixtures are installed. Therefore, the rough for this project consists of installing the piping inside the trenches with correct pitch and a cleanout that will be installed flush with the floor. In the following pictures, you will see Rick Zeek completing the rough as well as removing and installing a new cleanout (old cleanout pictured on the right below) at the same location. Rick also used a mini rubber track excavator to remove all the dirt and debris from the trenches.

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Stage #4

The next step after all of the rough plumbing has been completed is to install the trench drains. Zeek Plumbing supplied and installed 48 feet of trench drain with stainless steel grates, a floor sink drain for a 3 compartment sink, and a standpipe between machines for discharge. Trench drains need proper pitch just like the piping explained in Stage 3. Concrete must be re-cut and re-patched for any adjustments or repairs. However, our employees understand the importance of completing and finishing jobs correctly the first time.

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Stage #5

Patching the trenches, pinning new concrete to the existing floor with steel rebar, and leaving a smooth trowel finish is the last stage of the project. All of the trench drains, piping, and cleanout need to be flush with the concrete. Our main goal with concrete patching is to return the concrete to the condition it was in before cutting. After the new concrete dries, the client should not be able to notice which area was cut.

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Zeek Plumbing hopes you enjoyed the peek into our daily lives as plumbers. We hope you are able to see the workmanship and pride behind all of the work we complete. Our office is always available to you at 866-635-0200 to discuss your next plumbing project. Our Book Online Form is also available for any online inquiry into our services. We can assist you with any job from installing a new bathroom faucet to excavating and installing trench drains with stainless steel grates! We hope to hear from you in the future, and stay healthy during this tumultuous time!

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I called Zeek Plumbing on a recommendation from my old plumber, who had moved away, after my hot water heater died. They were able to come out and get me set up with a new one in relatively short order. I'm definitely saving their number for any future plumbing issues I may have.
Thomas C.
Zeek is the best! Steve in the office is top notch and a pleasure to deal with. Tim showed up on time and completed the repair with no issues. Highly recommend Zeek Plumbing.
P.J. L.
They came to my house for a routine service call for a few various things that needed to be looked at. I'm very satisfied with the process. They walked me through potential issues they saw, walked me through what they'd do, and gave me advice on how to handle some of the smaller things in the future. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Rob
Yet another great experience with Zeek Plumbing. We've used Zeek to install a new hot water heater and most recently they came out to fix a drainage and diverter issue with our bathtub. They also repaired a sink installation and tightened up a loose toilet. Zeek Plumbing has been our go to plumber for over 5 years.
Dave A.
I called on a Sunday and Steve got right back to me. He sent out a tech on the following Tuesday to reseat two toilets. I was able to wait no emergency and I saved money not having the tech do the job on the weekend. The job was done neatly and everything was immaculate when I got home. These guys are professional and trustworthy!! ZEEK PLUMBING is the way to go!!
Liz C.
Timmy and RJ were excellent. The staff ant Zeek plumbing is fast, courteous, and provide their services at a tremendous value. I would highly recommend them for your plumbing needs.
Tom L.
Zeek did the gas line installation for our new natural gas grill. Everything was done professionally and every team member we engaged with were very friendly. Even when there was a slight mishap during inspection, Zeek responded promptly and handled everything great. We now have a very good looking gas line hookup on the deck and the first steaks and burgers are already done!
Martin H.
Kathy C.
We use then commercially and industrially. They've never let us down. Far better and more caring plumbers than most out there. They've done residential repairs for friends of mine on jobs that others haven't been able to correct. In one shot, they diagnosed and corrected the problems without a callback. Like tattoos, good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good. Spend the money on them and get it done right, the first time
Walter W.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Zeek Plumbing! Our hot water heater went Monday afternoon and they were at our house by 8am Tuesday to fix it. Ryan was super easy and nice to work with and made sure that all of my questions were answered and I understood the next steps.The technicians that came to install the water heater were great! They were neat, friendly, quick and efficient. I would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!
Scerbo F.
We had a leak in our baseboard heat. Called Zeek at 8 am with a non-emergency and the team was at our house by 1 pm. Rich and Oliver were great, knowledgeable, and worked quickly and clean. I knew enough to DIY the fix, but didn't want to risk it and I will say it isn't often that a professional puts in as much care as the homeowner, but they very much did - even taking the time to answer my questions around the specific tools they used. I will absolutely make Zeek my first call for the next plumbing fix.
Jason K
Zeek Plumbing is the best! I called and they said someone would arrive within the hour and someone actually arrived within the hour. We had a dripping pipe in the basement and the issue was resolved quickly and efficiently. I very highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!!
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