They say if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is — and that applies to the concrete chipping company carrying out your mixing drum maintenance. Independent workers who show up with jackhammers and offer to chip out your drums at a discount could wind up costing you big.
Here are just a few of the reasons it pays to leave your concrete chipping to a reputable concrete chipping company:
Unlicensed Work Leaves You Open to Fines, Fees and More
- Concrete chipping is a dangerous task, even when left to the pros. If an independent worker without adequate training gets hurt on your property, your company could face hefty fines, a damaged reputation and even legal action.
Lack of Insurance = Lack of Accountability
- Minor dings and punctures are often unavoidable when chipping concrete, but a chipping appointment should never result in damages that affect your cement mixing drum’s ability to operate. Properly licensed crews carry insurance that can help fund repairs and the like, should unexpected damage arise. When you do work with uninsured workers, your company will likely find itself footing 100% of repair or replacement costs.
Maintenance Appointments May be Few and Far Between
- Most professional concrete chipping companies make it a point to get clients on regular maintenance schedules. At General Chipping, for instance, we recommend chippings every three months. When you do business with operators who pop in and out of jobsites, however, it can be difficult to establish a routine that keeps your drums working their best.
You know WHY it pays to work with a reputable chipping company, but do you know HOW to pinpoint a company you can trust? We’ve written an entire post about that. Of course, you’re always welcome to contact our team with any questions. We’re always happy to help!