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Digging in on Both Aspects of Chipping Concrete

Whether it relates to ongoing maintenance work or issues with your poured material, chipping concrete matters. And at General Chipping, our concrete pros are here to help ensure every aspect of your concrete work comes off as safely and successfully as planned. Read on for useful information aimed at keeping your operations ready to roll.

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Chipping Concrete: The Maintenance Basics You Should Know

General Chipping has proudly been keeping companies moving forward with quality concrete chipping services since 2007. Even so, because our industry is so specialized, folks tend to get confused about what exactly we do (and why we do it). Here is a brief overview of this important ongoing maintenance.

Have additional questions about what goes into the concrete chipping process? Or ready to book an appointment? Feel free to contact the General Chipping team. Our crew is happy to help!

The Other Type of “Chipping Concrete”: Damage to the Poured Product

Although the concrete chipping work that protects your drums, silos and mixers is important, there’s a different type of “chipping concrete” that also matters to industry pros. Namely, the aesthetic issues that can turn pristine pours into eyesores. Here are a few common concrete problems — and the causes behind them.

  • Spalling: Spalling occurs when chunks of concrete break off and fall to the ground, and it ranks among the most dangerous of concrete issues. Spalling typically occurs when reinforcement bars meet moisture and become rusted, leading to delamination inside the concrete or cracks that run from the bar to the outside of the concrete.

  • Cracking: Cracking is a natural byproduct of concrete wear and tear, and in many cases does not pose a threat. Cracking can occur due to shrinkage associated with having too much water in your blend. On the flip side, concrete with too little water can also lead to surface-level “crazing cracks”.

  • Scaling/Flaking: Concrete flaking off at the surface level doesn’t typically pose a threat to safety, unless it creates a trip hazard at the ground level. This issue is a tell-tale sign that the material wasn’t mixed or installed properly to begin with. Flaking or scaling can happen when water inside the mix wasn’t allowed the chance to properly evaporate before finishing — or when multiple freezes and thaws throughout a season put the material under stress for which it was not prepared.

Interested in learning more about the above concrete issues? We’ve written an entire blog post about them. Remember, cracks, flaking and related concrete issues can pose tremendous safety and structural threats. We recommend having a trained professional step in for an evaluation if you spot potential trouble. 

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