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 make up concrete can result in everything from lung issues to chemical burns.
At General Chipping, we are dedicated to not only carrying out our own work as safely as possible, but to encouraging our friends and colleagues to do the same. That’s why our website is home to a whole list of blog posts dedicated to job site safety. Of course, companies like ours also take pride in helping clients find a way out of concrete trouble related to their cement mixing drums, central mixers and cement storage silos.
When clogs grind the equipment you rely on to a halt, that’s when it’s time to contact your chipping company for assistance. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes time to make that call.
Offer as Much Information as Possible
Your concrete chipping company wants to help you, and will do everything in its power to do so. In order to make sure they’re equipped to serve you, however, they’ll need to know what they’re up against. Fill them in on everything you can, from the specific location of your affected equipment, to the length of time since your last concrete chipping. Giving them an understanding of exactly how many drums or silos are affected also helps the chipping company determine how many crew members to send your way.
Allow for Some Flexibility
Concrete chipping companies like General Chipping do work across the United States. As such, although they might be ready to hit the road at any time of the day or night, it can sometimes take some time to reach you. When you’re booking a last-minute chipping appointment, be sure to make note of your intended timeframe. From there, your concrete chipping company will consult its team members, work out a plan and make its way to you as quickly as possible.
Always Have a Plan B
It always pays to plan ahead — especially when you’re hoping to sidestep concrete trouble. Keep extra equipment on hand specifically for emergency use, or work out a friendly agreement with a nearby construction crew. You might make sure they know they can come to your crew if an emergency puts them in need of equipment, and ask if your company can do the same. In an ideal world, you’ll never have to act on it, but it never hurts to go in prepared.
No one wants to deal with concrete trouble on the job, but having a solid support system in place can help. At General Chipping, we’re ready to jump in our trucks to offer assistance 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Contact our crew to learn more!