The General Chipping team has pulled together our best concrete tips, advice about concrete chipping and other resources aimed at informing, educating — and making life simpler. The way we see it, a little information can go a long way when it comes to encouraging solid practices and safe jobsites. Read on and learn a little something.
Rotating element which combines the cement, aggregate and water required to create concrete. Such drums are often located on the back of ready mix concrete trucks, although freestanding varieties are also available.
A portable, rotating device capable of producing large amounts of concrete. Such devices typically pour mixed concrete directly into mixing drums on waiting ready mix concrete trucks so the product can travel to the jobsite.
One of the most common building products in use today, concrete is comprised of cement, water and aggregate such as sand. Exact blends and ingredients vary, depending on strength requirements, aesthetics and other considerations surrounding particular jobs.
A process by which trained crews use handheld jackhammers to break away dried concrete which has formed along the interior walls of companies’ cement mixing drums, central mixers and cement storage silos.
Concrete prepared inside a production facility and blended to meet project specifications. The finished product is transported to the jobsite by trucks featuring cement mixing drums. Other accepted spellings include: Redi Mix Concrete, Redi-Mix Concrete, Ready Mixed Concrete and Ready-Mixed Concrete. Learn more on the blog »
Three months is the recommended timeframe between concrete chipping sessions. Otherwise you risk excessive buildup which could damage your vehicles and lead to heftier chipping costs.
A cement mixer truck drum rated for 10 yards of concrete can actually hold approximately 14 yards total. Still, it should never be filled past the 10-yard line. The extra space allows for easy mixing and wards off issues such as clumped ingredients and inconsistent blends.
Chipping appointments vary from job to job, but a solid guideline is to book a 12-hour window to ensure enough time to the job done.
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