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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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Zeek has always come through for us these last few years! Tim and RJ are the best!
Kelly M
A huge thank you to Zeke Plumbing for helping my family, and our old home, on multiple occasions! The response time is consistently fast and the work is done properly. I also very much appreciate the honest proposals as to what is needed and options to get the job done properly, efficiently and cost effective. Thank you!
Lisa G.
We woke up this morning to water pouring out of our toilet, all of over the floor, down the to the basement, we were PANICKED! I called Zeek Plumbing and Steve was able to identify the problem over the phone and dispatch someone to come immediately to help us fix the issue. Within an hour everything was fixed and in working order. We're so grateful for the responsiveness and professionalism of his team.
Brianna H.
Huge thank you to Tim (and Steve for coordinating) from Zeek Plumbing & Mechanical. We had a plumbing emergency and Tim was here within 1 hour of calling on a Saturday morning. I highly recommend this company!
Marlena J.
I've used Zeek Plumbing several times now and they always do a great job whether its replacing a sump pump or working on an old furnace. Every time I've called they were able to come out very quickly and get the problem fixed.
Bob H
Tim and RJ were awesome! They squeezed us in and took their time to resolve the issues we originally called for and more. They went above and beyond, were extremely fair, thorough and very professional. My parents have had wonderful experiences with them as well. I highly recommend using Zeek!
Jenna S.
Great plumbers, would 100% recommend. Everyone is very friendly and very knowledgeable. This is our second time using Zeek and we will continue using them.
Monica G.
This is the plumber to call if h\ypu are looking fir one. I called in the morning after a flood. They were out Fixing flood and ponding water when I called but Zeek still managed to make it to our house for the repair. Can't say enouch good about them!!!!
maureen R.
My husband and I had our shower temporarily repaired by the incredibly kind and patient Rich and Ron. Our hot water knob would not shut off, and after trying to fix it ourselves— it turned out this was a job for the professionals. We tried calling a few plumbers in the area— naturally we ended up calling quite a few “not so confident” plumbers who didn’t even want to take the time to look at it in the Morris County NJ area. We have a 2 month old and having the water shut off to the entire house wouldn’t have been the best for us. We let Zeek know our situation and they told us they’d give us a call if their schedule opened up. I can tell you— they did not disappoint. They called us with availability as soon as it opened up and Rich and Ron came to the rescue. I was expecting a temporary repair anyway because our shower is on the older side and needs some detailed TLC. What I was not expecting was how quick and efficient the temporary fix took. Rich quickly made the diagnosis, let us know what was going on and patched it up for us. We can now run water to the house again, and take a shower— which was our goal! We are currently awaiting a complete service to replace a few things in order to have this shower running for many more years to come. I will update this review when that service is performed. Thank you Rich and Ron!
Kaitlyn O.
If ever you are in need of a plumber, look no further than Zeek Plumbing. We had a water leak going from the street to the house hook up. The repair was completed in an efficient and professional manner and the people were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend and will definitely use them again.
Sharee C.
Zeek has done good work for me in the past. Most recently they came through and were unable to complete a job to no fault of their own. Turns out I have a much bigger problem on my hands that none of us expected to find. They made things right and I will be calling them again for work in the future.
Michael S.
I noticed a small leak in our kitchen ceiling and knew it was the upstairs toilet which was very old. I called a ton of plumbers and left messages. Zeek was the 1st plumber to call me back early Monday morning and advised me on next steps so we could get the new toilet installed and taken care of. The two reps were knowledgeable, friendly, explained the issue, what they found and what they were doing. They were also super sweet to my toddler. Price for install was on par with what they had quoted. Highly recommend and will use again (hopefully not for a leak).
Aimee D.

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