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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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Concrete Work Safety: Looking Beyond Traditional Job Site Considerations

Fall prevention, personal protective equipment (PPE) and on-the-job training are important aspects of construction and concrete work safety, but they aren’t the be all and end all. The truth is, there are a myriad of other issues that come into play on the job site which can have lasting effects on team members’ health. In this blog post, General Chipping takes a moment to consider […]
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Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather: Tips Every Crew Should Know

The fall and winter seasons offer a welcome respite from blazing summer temperatures, but they also introduce special concerns for outdoor crews. Pouring concrete in cold weather can leave companies at risk of mechanical issues, safety concerns and costly issues in their finished concrete products. Planning ahead is the best thing a concrete or construction crew can do. Here, General Chipping’s concrete chipping experts offer […]
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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 of hurricane season, there’s never been a better time to […]
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Cement Silo Cleaning Plays a Meaningful Role in Maintenance

Cement silo cleaning is a first-line defense for concrete and construction companies looking to keep the tools they rely on healthy, their dry material ready for the work to come and their crews ready to roll. Even so, it’s a maintenance step many companies overlook. You see, unlike ready mix concrete trucks and central mixers which have wet material moving through them on a consistent […]
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Why Your Concrete Ready Mix Drum Spins (And Other Info You Should Know)

For crews who work in construction and concrete, ready mix truck drums aren’t just a tool of the trade. They’re the element that makes their very livelihood possible. For that reason, they know just about everything there is to know about that drum — how it works, the materials it mixes and the best way to care for it, too. Of course, when it comes […]
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