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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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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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Cement Silo Safety: Let Silo Cleaning Companies Service Your Equipment

At General Chipping, the first rule of cement silo safety is to leave the maintenance work to silo cleaning companies. You see, although maintaining your cement storage silos might seem as simple as removing the occasional clog, doing so can prove dangerous — and even fatal — when carried out incorrectly. Professional silo cleaning companies […]

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When Do Concrete Chipping Appointments Take Place?

Concrete chipping appointments. You know you need them to ensure your ready-mix concrete trucks, central mixers and cement storage silos remain healthy. (After all, those tools play a big role in keeping your company in business.) But, when it comes time to schedule those concrete chipping appointments, how does it work? Does maintenance eat into […]

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Don’t Let Potential Tariffs on Construction Materials Sidetrack Maintenance Schedules

Between talks of tariffs on construction materials, the uncertainty of an upcoming election year and other everyday considerations, many crews are taking a conservative approach to budgeting for 2020. At General Chipping, our team is all for saving and spending money wisely. Even so, there are certain things a company should never pull back on. […]

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