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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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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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The Numbers Don't Lie: Safe Construction Practices Matter

Concrete and construction work are inherently dangerous, but placing safe construction practices front and center for your crew can make a world of difference. Here are just a few startling statistics to consider: 5,147: The number of private industry workers who died on the job in 2017 That translates to: 99+ worker deaths per week […]

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Safe Practices Save Lives Around Your Ready Mix Concrete Truck

Your company’s ready mix concrete truck (or redi mix concrete truck, depending on your preferred spelling) helps get your crew where it needs to be. It allows you to get the job done, keep clients happy — and keep new business rolling in. Even so, that same concrete truck can introduce safety risks into the mix. […]

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A Day in the Life of a Concrete Chipper

You know all about concrete chipping, and you understand why it’s important, but how much thought have you given to the concrete chipper? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be the guy who goes inside the drum? The average concrete chipper operates on a very different schedule than most other people do. The […]

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How Much Concrete Do I Need to … ?

“How much concrete do I need to complete my project?” Whether you head up a concrete construction crew or are a DIY master on your own home turf, it’s a question you’ve likely pondered from time to time. After all, if you buy too much concrete, you’re left with costly excess. Buy too little and […]

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Book Preventative Maintenance in Advance

As your company continues rolling on plans for 2020, don’t forget to factor concrete chipping and other preventative maintenance into the mix. What’s the benefit of planning ahead for silo cleaning and drum chipping? Here are just a few of the things that come to mind: Companies Can Pencil You in Concrete chipping companies book up […]

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Looking for Concrete Chipping Work? Keep These Things in Mind.

Are you interested in rolling up your sleeves for concrete chipping work with General Chipping? That’s great! We’re always looking for qualified crewmembers to join our team. Before you go filling out that job application, however, it’s important to understand what the work entails. Chipping concrete is a specialized practice, and there are only a […]

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Emergency Concrete Chipping Service Helps When Your Mixers Are Down

At General Chipping, we offer emergency concrete chipping service in addition to our more traditional offerings. Why? Because, although we encourage regular maintenance to keep your mixing drums, central mixers and cement storage silos working their best for you, we know busy schedules sometimes get in the way. A forgotten appointment here and there can […]

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What is a Volumetric Concrete Mixer?

The volumetric concrete mixer has gained popularity in recent years, but isn’t something you see at every job site. As a result, the large truck with its pour spout and levers leaves many people scratching their heads and wondering, “What exactly is that?” Although the General Chipping team doesn’t regularly work with volumetric mixers, we […]

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