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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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Are Concrete Homes the Future of Construction?

Concrete homes have been around for decades, but they’re becoming an increasingly popular construction choice due to factors such as their energy efficiency, fire resistance and new technologies like 3D concrete printing. Globally, the use of insulated concrete forms (ICF) is the most popular way to build concrete homes. Around $815 million was spent on […]

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Protecting Concrete Construction During Hurricane Season

There are many considerations to take into account when preparing for hurricane season, including your concrete construction. Concrete buildings are designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, but is there anything else you could — or should — do to prepare your structures during storm season? Here are a few things to consider regarding concrete building maintenance […]

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Flying Debris and Other Concerns: Staying Safe in Small Spaces

As experts in the world of concrete chipping, the General Chipping crew sometimes fields questions regarding how they stay safe from flying debris and other dangers on the job. (Think about it — there isn’t much extra elbow room when you’re chipping concrete from the cramped interior of a ready-mix truck drum!) Of course, safety […]

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Three Common Problems with Concrete

As a concrete or construction pro, you’re likely familiar with all kinds of problems with concrete. And whether you’re called in to repair damaged or flaking material other companies have poured, or you’re interested in finding ways to avoid such troubles during your next job, it pays to understand the ins and outs of such […]

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Fall Protection: How to Avoid Top Hazards

When it comes to fall protection, educating crew members about safety risks and procedures is the first line of defense. But there are also safety solutions that can lower the risk of falls when carrying out construction and concrete work. These safety adjustments not only make job sites safer, but they can also help prevent […]

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Your Summer Playlist to Rock Those Concrete Jobs

Things are heating up (quite literally) on construction work sites, and that means it’s time to update that summer playlist to include classic songs the whole crew can get down to when the temperature rises. While crew safety should always be the top priority on site, there’s no reason not to have fun with this […]

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Save Money with Concrete Drum Cleaning

Maintenance — especially concrete drum cleaning — is a cornerstone practice that keeps your fleet of redi mix trucks running smoothly. At General Chipping, we sometimes hear people say chemical cement mixer drum cleaners are all they need to maintain their ready-mix drums and trucks, but that’s only one part of a successful maintenance program. […]

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Keep Yourself and Road Construction Worker Teams Safe

Imagine the day-to-day experience of a road construction worker — trying to get your work done while cars and trucks race past you at 70 miles per hour or more. It’s not difficult to understand why 2-3% of all workplace fatalities occur at road construction sites. Add to that the number of drivers and passengers […]

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Concrete Truck Accidents: Stats and Suggestions

Concrete truck accidents are fairly common in construction and concrete work. And, although it makes sense, considering the fact that crews are constantly traveling between pour sites and cement plants, the issue remains concerning. After all, it isn’t merely the vehicles that risk damage during concrete truck accidents. Nearby structures, businesses — and, most importantly, […]

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International Drum Month: A Chance to Show Some Appreciation

May is International Drum Month, a lesser-known holiday that — in our minds, at least — deserves more recognition than it receives. Why? Because, although it was developed in honor of the percussion instrument, it also presents an ideal opportunity to pay homage to the concrete mixing drum. (And at General Chipping, we think those […]

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