Think of your redi mix truck drum as a water bottle.
Even when you work to get every drop of water out of that bottle, some of it will always remain behind, visible in the nooks and crannies along the bottle’s sides. The same is true for your drum. Every time your company completes a concrete pour — even when your crew is diligent to use every possible ounce of material — some of that concrete will remain behind. That lingering concrete dries along your drum’s walls and, as time progresses, can accumulate, introducing a range of costly trouble for your drum
. Not only can it slow or halt your drum altogether by throwing things off balance, but it can affect your concrete blends, too
. By booking concrete chipping every three months, you keep that residue at bay — and keep your drums healthy.
Concrete chipping crews typically offer three distinct types of services: Concrete chipping for ready mix truck drums
, concrete chipping for central mixers
and cement silo cleaning
, too. Here’s a general rundown of what each entails:
Every concrete chipping company works in slightly different ways, and it’s important to find one that you can trust with your prized fleet and equipment. Here are a few things to look out for while making your decision:
Requirements will vary depending on the amount of work your company carries out, the types of concrete you use and even your individual redi mix trucks. Even so, 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.