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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 Work Gloves: Essential PPE for Construction

Hand protection, like that provided by concrete work gloves, plays a key role in construction safety. After all, concrete and construction crews do a lot of work with their hands. At General Chipping, for instance, gloves are a regular part of our chipping experts’ personal protective equipment (PPE). As important as those gloves are, however, […]

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Dirty Jobs (Like Chipping Concrete): Somebody’s Got to Do ‘em

Anyone familiar with the Discovery Channel’s former “Dirty Jobs” program knows that host Mike Rowe regularly got himself into sticky — often dangerous — situations, all in the name of education. The program’s premise was to show the world what some of the hardest workers out there endure each day, and one episode stands out […]

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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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Cement, Condensation and Ensuring Healthy Silos

When it comes to cement, condensation can lead to headaches for everyone on your crew. From clumps that result in slowed — or halted — pours from your cement storage silos, to damage to the silo itself, unplanned moisture has a tendency to hit productivity and a company’s bottom line hard. Read on for information […]

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Hot Weather Concrete Work: Things to Consider

While all construction projects require care, certain tasks, such as hot weather concrete work, take a bit of added consideration. Why is that? It all boils down to science and safety. A high-quality concrete pour takes a variety of factors coming together just so to ensure a finished product that not only looks good, but […]

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Amazing Concrete: World Records and Achievements

Have you ever stepped back to consider the incredible achievements and concrete world records that are out there? That’s right, the world’s most popular building material isn’t all work and no play. At General Chipping, although we fill our days with concrete chipping projects to keep your ready mix truck drums healthy, we have plenty […]

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Heat-Related Illness: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

The sun is out, the weather’s warm — and in the world of concrete and construction work, heat-related illness poses a threat. At General Chipping, although our crew enjoys carrying out our concrete work in the great outdoors, we understand there are risks to consider. For crews everywhere, failing to take hot conditions into account […]

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Hurricane Season 2020: Are Your Construction Sites Prepared?

  Hurricane Season 2020 kicked off on June 1, and many forecasters predict heavy activity ahead. The Weather Channel notes an anticipated 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes. In other words, for those who live and work in areas vulnerable to hurricanes, it’s time to prepare […]

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What to Do if the COVID-19 Coronavirus Delays Routine Maintenance

The COVID-19 coronavirus has changed the way companies and individuals go about daily life. The sweeping pandemic has altered how we buy groceries, kept children home from school and led non-essential businesses to close their doors. For many construction companies still at work, however, there are questions regarding how to keep equipment running safely when […]

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This National Safety Month, Consider Mental Health, Too

June is National Safety Month. This annual event is an opportunity for crews everywhere to assess day-to-day operations, find areas that could be improved upon and take active measures to better protect team members and those around them. While you should always cover basic concerns such as ensuring your team is up to date on […]

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