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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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A Closer Look: Types of Cement for Construction Work

Just as there are all sorts of concrete varieties aimed at helping projects meet specific needs and goals, there are various types of cement, too. (That’s right — this seemingly simple ingredient isn’t that simple after all.) At General Chipping, we love spreading word about our industry and the tools and ingredients that make our […]

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Hearing Protection: An Important Aspect of Job Site Safety

Hearing protection is crucial for anyone who carries out concrete construction work. Why? Because crew members are around loud, damaging noise each and every day. Take concrete chipping pros, for instance. Concrete chippers work in confined spaces, using jackhammers to chip away at layers of hardened concrete inside the drums of ready-mix concrete trucks. The […]

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Know Your Concrete: Types and Uses

Because the material seems to be just about everywhere, it can be easy to overlook the fact that there are different concrete types out there. And not only do different varieties exist, but they serve different purposes. Put simply, not all concrete is created equal. Curious as to what those differences might be? We thought […]

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The Unexpected Beauty of Concrete Buildings

With a bit of creativity and ingenuity, concrete buildings can be awe-inspiring. Because the material is easy to mold and shape, it lends itself to creativity in design. And the possibilities are virtually endless. In truth, concrete has uses far beyond everyday streets sidewalks, even finding its place in home décor. It truly stands out […]

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Spotlight: Concrete Engineering for Civil Construction Work

At General Chipping, we believe all aspects of concrete work are important — from concrete engineering, to finishing, recycling and, of course, the concrete chipping work our crew carries out. Today, we wanted to shed some light on concrete engineering and the role it plays in successful construction projects. Read on to learn all about this […]

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Break the Mold with These Creative Uses for Concrete

Most people are familiar with the fact that the world's most popular building material is commonly found in roadways and sidewalks, but the truth is there are all sorts of creative uses for concrete. And some of them might surprise you. People everywhere have put outside-the-box thinking to work, finding innovative ways to showcase the […]

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Ins and Outs: The Concrete Central Mixer and More

If you’ve followed General Chipping long enough, you know that we recommend booking concrete chipping every three months for a crew’s concrete central mixer. But, how much do you know about those mixers? The truth is, there are many options out there — options tailored to specific job types and preferences. Let’s take a look […]

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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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