Everything You Didn't Know About Deck Railing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 27, 2017 9:28:00 AM

People love their decks. They invest in them because they’re like the living room of the outdoors. They want them to be visually pleasing, comfortable and lasting. We talk a lot about decks, but we never talk about the railings, and that’s the part of a deck that most people will see first. Here’s a quick guide to railing ideas you should have in your building arsenal to wow your clients with options they didn’t even know they had.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners




Would You Rather Use Your Mouth or a Nail Gun?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 20, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Over the years, construction crews have tried everything in the book when attempting to complete a project on time, whether that be assembly lines or using your mouth to hold your equipment. In Japan, roofers are known to be efficient and skilled, but instead of storing nails in their pockets, Japanese roofers prefer to hold nails in their mouth. And we’re not talking one or two nails, but enough to complete an entire row of assembly. While this technique is certainly one approach, there are high-quality fasteners available to help complete projects fast and without the risk of swallowing nails.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




Farm Fence Types and Tips by Livestock Species

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 13, 2017 1:36:39 PM

Farming isn’t cheap. To do it well, you need to protect your investment, if it’s land, crops, or animals. Fences keep your livestock in and predators out. Fencing also presents one of the costlier up-front investments you will make. But, pay for it now, or you’ll pay for it later in repairs and lost animals.  Livestock come in many sizes and there is no such thing as a one size fits all fence. Here is a list of fence types by species, and a description of why they are suited to the animal.


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Topics: Fencing, Fence Stapler




7 Tips for Best-in-Class Basement Remodels

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 6, 2017 9:02:00 AM

Remodeling a basement, or renovating an already existing space, will almost always cost less than adding an addition or bonus room. This is why remodels appeal to so many homeowners. Whether your client needs more space or wants to redesign an outdated basement, there are many steps involved in crafting a lower level living area. Basements come with a special set of needs that must be addressed if you want the construction to last. Before you get started on your next remodel, use our 7 tips to guide you in the planning process.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




4 Tips for Building a Raised Garden Bed

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 4, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Beginner and small-scale gardeners are responsible for the growing popularity of raised bed gardening. Building a raised bed allows you to keep your garden contained while controlling the quality of your soil. If you’re considering building your own raised bed, here are some simple steps to keep in mind.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners




Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, But What Makes a Good Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons people want fences. Whether it’s to keep something in or keep someone out, they all ultimately want the same thing, a fence that lasts. Here we discuss the most important factors of good fencing.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




Spruce Up Your Deck Business with These 6 Upgrades

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 16, 2017 10:08:00 AM

With Spring officially beginning, it’s time to get geared up for deck building season. As the snow melts, customers will start requesting estimates for their deck builds and renovations. We want to give you some inspiration for upgrades you can offer to set your bid apart from the pack.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck, beckdeck




5 Tips to Strengthen Your Livestock Fencing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 9, 2017 9:45:00 AM

Farming is not for the weak-willed. It takes a strong mind, a strong body, and a strong wallet too. We put a lot of sweat and money into buying, raising, and caring for our livestock. We need to put the same level of effort into protecting our investment. Here is a collection of tips to ensure your livestock fence is the strongest it can be.


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Topics: Fence Staples, Fencing




What’s the Best Tool for This? A Simple Guide.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 2, 2017 4:35:43 PM

There is more than one way to build a house. Actually, there are probably thousands of ways if you take into account the many variations of how each smaller job can be done. A wise man once said, “Don't use a screwdriver to pound nails. It takes forever and wrecks the screwdriver.” But, experience in the industry has taught us a few absolutes on the best tool for certain jobs.


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Topics: Tools




Everything You Need to Know to Build a House in Half the Time

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2017 4:06:56 PM

What if there was a way to do the same job your competition can do, but in half the time? You get twice the work, twice the income. That sounds promising, right? While there isn’t really a magical solution to give you this ability, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions on how to increase efficiency and speed in your construction. If you apply them, you’re likely to see strong improvements in your finish rate.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools





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