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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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Concrete, CO2 Emissions and Efforts to Improve Our Industry

The concrete and cement industries play a pivotal role in our world, supporting the construction and infrastructure projects that keep communities growing, navigable and safe. Even so, their associated concrete CO2 emissions have developed into an obstacle all their own — one with potential to place the world’s environmental future at risk. In fact, it’s […]

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Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather: Tips Every Crew Should Know

The fall and winter seasons offer a welcome respite from blazing summer temperatures, but they also introduce special concerns for outdoor crews. Pouring concrete in cold weather can leave companies at risk of mechanical issues, safety concerns and costly issues in their finished concrete products. Planning ahead is the best thing a concrete or construction […]

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Ready Mix Truck Maintenance: Tips to Remain Ready to Roll

Your ready mix truck is, quite literally, a well-oiled machine. It’s a substantial investment, the tool you use to carry out your work — and it’s an impressive piece of machinery, too. At General Chipping, we’re big believers in the idea that routine maintenance now can help concrete and construction companies avoid costly repairs and […]

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Stand Ready During National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Headed up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the annual event is an opportunity for companies and individuals everywhere to assess their existing situations, pinpoint areas for potential improvement and take steps to stand better prepared for whatever the future might hold. And, as we sit in the grip […]

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Concrete Work Safety: Looking Beyond Traditional Job Site Considerations

Fall prevention, personal protective equipment (PPE) and on-the-job training are important aspects of construction and concrete work safety, but they aren’t the be all and end all. The truth is, there are a myriad of other issues that come into play on the job site which can have lasting effects on team members’ health. In […]

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Cement Silo Cleaning Plays a Meaningful Role in Maintenance Efforts

Cement silo cleaning is a first-line defense for concrete and construction companies looking to keep the tools they rely on healthy, their dry material ready for the work to come and their crews ready to roll. Even so, it’s a maintenance step many companies overlook. You see, unlike ready mix concrete trucks and central mixers […]

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Why Your Concrete Ready Mix Drum Spins (And Other Info You Should Know)

For crews who work in construction and concrete, ready mix truck drums aren’t just a tool of the trade. They’re the element that makes their very livelihood possible. For that reason, they know just about everything there is to know about that drum — how it works, the materials it mixes and the best way […]

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Looking for Concrete Chipping Work? Keep These Things in Mind.

Are you interested in heading down a new career path and digging in on concrete chipping work? That’s great! At General Chipping we might be a bit biased, but we believe chipping concrete is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. Not only does it feel good to help keep concrete and construction crews […]

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What is "Chipping Concrete"? A Back-to-Basics Explainer

What is "chipping concrete"? The question might be something of a no-brainer for those who work in concrete and construction. In truth, however, the topic isn’t all that straightforward. At General Chipping, for instance, our concrete chippers come across people almost daily who have never heard of the work we do. And if we have […]

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Concrete Truck Capacity: How Much Can Your Drum Really Hold?

At first glance, the question of concrete truck capacity might seem pretty cut and dried. After all, when you research your available options, you’re specifically told what a given drum is rated to hold. And since many redi mix concrete trucks on the road today are rated for anywhere from eight to 11 yards of […]

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