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Whether you’re looking for information about the redi-mix concrete chipping process, are searching for safety tips to better protect your team or want to know more about general concrete information, you’ve come to the right place. Our concrete blog offers insight into everything you might want to know about chipping concrete, from how to get your concrete drum mixer up and running again and tips to keep a healthy fleet of ready mix concrete trucks running efficiently. We're also offering up helpful articles about safety and PPE, as well as industry lingo, so you're ready for whatever job comes your way. 

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Emergency Concrete Chipping Service Helps When Your Mixers Are Down

At General Chipping, we offer emergency concrete chipping service in addition to our more traditional offerings. Why? Because, although we encourage regular maintenance to keep your mixing drums, central mixers and cement storage silos working their best for you, we know busy schedules sometimes get in the way. A forgotten appointment here and there can […]

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What is a Volumetric Concrete Mixer?

The volumetric concrete mixer has gained popularity in recent years, but isn’t something you see at every jobsite. As a result, the large truck with its pour spout and levers leaves many people scratching their heads and wondering, “What exactly is that?” Although the General Chipping team doesn’t regularly work with volumetric mixers, we love […]

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Gear Up for Cold Weather Concrete Work

As temperatures drop and crews begin filling their schedules with cold weather concrete work, a few key considerations come into play. After all, even the best concrete and construction companies must take steps to ensure their product, people and equipment are up to the task. Although General Chipping is based out of Houston, Texas, we […]

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Working with a Reputable Concrete Chipping Company

They say if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is — and that applies to the concrete chipping company carrying out your mixing drum maintenance. Independent workers who show up with jackhammers and offer to chip out your drums at a discount could wind up costing you big. Here are just a […]

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Eye Protection in Construction and Concrete Work

Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as eye protection in construction work can play a key role in keeping workers safe and able to carry out their jobs. Selecting the proper PPE, however, is easier said than done. A number of factors come into play during the selection process, from the specific tasks a crew is […]

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Keep Your Crew Protected: Construction and Concrete Safety Tips

When it comes to construction and concrete safety, certain considerations — such as fall prevention and PPE — are common on jobsites. At General Chipping, our crew wants to remind our friends, colleagues and clients that other hazards exist, too. Concrete work carries a unique set of risks, and it is important for crew members […]

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Know the Lingo: What is Central Mixed Concrete?

From “slurries” to “batch plants” and “central mixed concrete,” the world of concrete construction has a language all its own. And, while that’s fine for those of us who work in the business, such terms can become confusing to customers. A simple explanation of the phrases and materials in use can go a long way […]

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Don’t Let Hardened Concrete Haunt Your Jobsites

Halloween is all about things that go bump in the night, but when those bumps are hardened concrete bits knocking around your cement mixing drums, storage silos and central mixers, it spells trouble. (And not just for your company’s equipment, but its productivity — and bottom line as a whole.) Here, General Chipping offers tips […]

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Trust a Pro with the Dangerous Work of Chipping Out Concrete

Maintenance work such as chipping out concrete from your ready mix truck drums is a regular part of business operations. In fact, it's so regular a part of a company’s day-to-day that many businesses consider bringing that maintenance work in-house. While that might seem like a solid business practice, is it truly worth the risk? […]

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Maintenance Matters: Show Your Ready Mix Drums & Trucks Some Respect

Chipping out concrete from your ready mix drums might seem like strenuous, labor-intensive work — and it is. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. At General Chipping, we encourage our friends and customers to incorporate concrete chipping into their regular vehicle maintenance plans. Doing so shows basic respect for the ready mix drums and trucks […]

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