helps ensure your redi-mix truck drums are free of excess material that can slow them down (or worse, grind them to a halt
) and result in costly repairs and replacements. They also improve your drum’s carrying capacity. By removing excess material that eats up space inside your drum, you are able to transport more material to the job site. That makes for simpler, more streamlined pours.
Why should you trust your ready mix truck drums to a concrete chipping company, rather than taking on the work yourself? There are a number of reasons, of course, but it all boils down to the safety
of your people and the overall health of the ready-mix concrete trucks you depend on.Concrete chipping is dangerous work
. Between issues such as flying debris, airborne cement dust
and confined spaces
, even the most careful companies find themselves facing risks on the job. In order to ensure the safety
of those digging in on the concrete chipping work — as well as those around them — professional concrete chippers
undergo hours of specialized training. This training factors in everything from personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, to ways to troubleshoot mechanical issues and what to do in the event of an emergency. They also learn how to protect your drums.
The redi-mix truck drums that help drive your projects are a major investment. Unsafe practices, such as putting a handheld jackhammer in the hands of an untrained worker, can spell disaster for your drum and lead to cost-prohibitive repairs. While minor damage is a possibility with any concrete chipping project, a trained chipping crew will understand the tools and approach it takes to tackle your job as safely as possible — and with the least amount of impact to your drum.
Although requirements will vary depending on the volume of work your company carries out, the concrete blends you use
and even your redi mix trucks, there industry standards in place to help keep your drums healthy. At General Chipping, we recommend you book concrete chipping services every three months
to keep your drums free of dried material, and to keep your projects moving.