Safety at the Forefront: Ergonomics in Concrete Work.

Protective eyewear, steel toe boots, hard hats and similar PPE play an important role in keeping concrete workers safe on the job. Still, there are other precautions to consider, too. Ergonomics, or the way people use the equipment and furniture around them, can directly impact how quickly team members become fatigued — and shape their… Read More »

#HoustonStrong — Through Hurricane Harvey, its Aftermath and Beyond.

They say it is during times of trouble that one’s true character shines through. As General Chipping’s hometown of Houston continues to recover and rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, we couldn’t agree more. In late August we watched as Harvey doused our city with record-breaking amounts of rainfall, as waters rose, as flooding… Read More »

How Much Can the Drums on Your Cement Mixer Trucks Hold?

At first glance, this question might seem like a no-brainer. After all, if you have a cement mixer drum rated for 10 yards of concrete, it stands to reason that it can hold 10 yards, right? Actually, it isn’t quite that simple. Let us explain. A 10-yard drum can theoretically hold about 14 yards total,… Read More »

How Does Flooding Affect Concrete?

As Tropical Storm Harvey descended upon General Chipping’s hometown of Houston, Texas, the natural disaster doused the city with record amounts of rainfall. With few places for so much moisture to go, and bayous which filled quickly, many areas experienced unprecedented flooding. How does floodwater affect infrastructure, foundations and other concrete? As with most things,… Read More »

How Often Should I Schedule Cleanings for My Cement Silos?

If you’ve ever done work with General Chipping, or if you’ve spent any time reading our website, chances are you know we recommend having your cement mixing drums and central mixers chipped every three months. But what about your cement silos? If wet cement isn’t flowing through them, do they really require regular maintenance? In… Read More »

How Do I Book Concrete Chipping Service with General Chipping?

Concrete chipping service is more than another expense your company endures. It’s a vital component to keeping your drums and cement storage silos operating to the best of their ability. But how do you go about booking an appointment? At General Chipping we try to keep the process as simple as possible. Here’s how it… Read More »

Redi Mix Concrete? Ready Mix Concrete? What is the Proper Spelling?

Anyone who works in construction has probably noticed some discrepancy when it comes to spelling the name of one of our industry’s key building materials. Is it ready mix concrete, ready mixed concrete, redi mix concrete or something else entirely? Although at face value this might seem like a simple question, (after all, who doesn’t… Read More »

How Often Should I Plan Concrete Removal for My Drums and Central Mixers?

While best practices vary based on average use, specific jobs and similar circumstances, at General Chipping we advise concrete removal services every three months. Let us explain why. Dried concrete forms along the insides of your valued equipment every time you transport and pour concrete. While it might not seem like cause for concern from… Read More »