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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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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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Keeping Crew Members Healthy Amid a Pandemic

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic might have many people — across many fields — working from home, but not everyone has that luxury. For individuals who work in concrete and construction, day-to-day operations are more or less business as usual. Teams are gearing up, making their way out to job sites and rolling up their sleeves […]

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Warning Signs That Your Cement Drum Needs Help

If you’re like most concrete and construction crews, you rely on your cement drum to get your jobs done and keep your customers happy. When that cement drum unexpectedly screeches to a halt — and slows projects down along with it — it can throw your business off the rails. The good news is, a […]

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COVID-19: Construction Companies and Others Help with PPE

As nations the world over continue working through the uncertainty of COVID-19, personal protective equipment (PPE) is more important than ever. Under these circumstances, however, PPE doesn’t relate to the hard hats, eye protection and steel toe boots our concrete blog typically covers. It’s the protective items healthcare professionals need to perform their work safely. […]

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Not Your Grandpa’s Concrete: Technology and the Building Material

Concrete technology. For people outside of the construction industry, it might sound like an oxymoron. After all, how much can the gray building material really change? The answer is, quite a bit. While all concrete might appear equal to the untrained eye, scientific minds the world over have been working hard to find new ways […]

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Concrete Trouble: Contact Your Chipping Company Regarding Equipment Issues

No matter how careful you are when working with concrete, trouble will arise on the job. Why? Because, while concrete is incredibly versatile and one of the oldest building materials around, it can also be temperamental. Outdoor conditions affect the speed at which the material sets, for instance, while improper use of the ingredients that […]

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