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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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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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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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