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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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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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CO2 Emissions and the Cement Industry

As people everywhere continue to key in on ways to curb climate change, the cement industry’s focus is on CO2 emissions. And it has been for a while. Why? Because cement is a key ingredient in one of the world’s most popular and versatile building materials — concrete. As such, there’s a lot of production […]

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The Science of Concrete Setting

Concrete setting plays a crucial role in the construction of our roadways, sidewalks and structures — and in making sure those elements remain safe for use. Even so, it’s a concept that few people outside of the concrete and construction trades fully understand. While many people out there believe concrete setting simply involves waiting for […]

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What is Concrete? A Helpful Overview

What is concrete? While it’s fair to say most people visiting the General Chipping website probably know concrete and cement aren’t the same thing, not everyone is in the same boat. In fact, you might be surprised to learn just how many people are unclear when it comes to this simple fact. If you find […]

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Pneumatic Tool Safety in Concrete Work

A wide range of job site precautions — such as those related to pneumatic tool safety — come into play when you’re working with concrete. Whether your work involves concrete chipping, grinding or concrete drilling, you‘ll often find yourself using handheld jackhammers, concrete grinders or high-impact combination hammers. Here’s how to keep yourself safe while […]

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Tackle Cement Silo Maintenance Between Professional Cleanings

When it comes to cement silo maintenance, experts recommend professional cleaning by a concrete chipping company every three months or so. But, is that the only time your silos require some TLC? Of course not. Just as with any important equipment or resource your company relies on, a bit of maintenance work is sometimes necessary […]

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2021 Construction Trends: What to Look Out for

The start of a new year presents an opportunity to step back and take a look at the construction trends taking hold the world over. And for a company like ours, that takes pride in serving our friends and colleagues in construction, that’s an awful lot of fun. We’ve done a little digging to see […]

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