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Whether you’re looking for information about how a concrete chipper provides silo and drum maintenance, are searching for safety tips to better protect your team or want to know more about concrete and cement in general, General Chipping’s concrete chipping blog is your one-stop shop for all things related to the world’s most popular building material. (And it gets updated all the time.)

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How Do I Protect My Team and Those Around Them from Cement Dust?

Concrete work is inherently dangerous, and on a variety of levels. Crews often find themselves working in extreme temperatures or around heavy traffic, and the physical strain can pack a punch. One hazard that often goes overlooked, however, is the cement dust created when emptying bags into mixers or breaking finished concrete. This seemingly innocuous substance (after all, who doesn’t come in contact with dust?) […]
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What Tools Does General Chipping Use to Clean My Drum Mixer?

Concrete chipping might seem like simple work. And, at its core, it is. The process requires our team members to enter your drum mixer and remove dried material that has formed along its walls. How do we do this? Handheld jackhammers — and, of course, proper protective wear — are our tools of choice. Still, while the process and equipment might be straightforward enough, there’s […]
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Why Are Dried Lumps Appearing in My Poured Concrete?

A smooth blend is key to clean, professional-looking poured concrete jobs. When dried lumps resembling stones enter the mix, it can spell trouble not only for your crew, but for your customer relationships, too. Luckily, this problem is an easy one to solve. The dried concrete appearing during your pours likely indicates a drum that needs cleaning. At General Chipping, we encourage our clients to […]
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How Can I Encourage Cold Weather Safety for My Crew?

Autumn is here once more, and for crews across the country, that means cold working conditions are just around the corner. Just as summer presents its own set of safety concerns for outdoor workers, winter does, too. Is your team armed with proper cold weather safety information for the months ahead? At General Chipping, we encourage everyone to do their due diligence and make their […]
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