6 Tips to Prevent Water from Wrecking Your Basement

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 22, 2018 10:18:29 AM

Whether your basement is newly renovated or merely a space to store old holiday decorations, no one wants water damage. Not only is it a hassle to clean but flooding and water often leave long-lasting damage that will come back to haunt you if left unrepaired. To avoid dealing with the mess that water damage brings, here are six steps that will help keep your basement dry.

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Topics: Steel Studs

Fool-Proof, Fall-Proof Deck Solutions

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 15, 2018 9:36:00 AM

As Summer comes to a close and cooler weather sets in, it’s time to think about preparing your yard for Fall weather. Throughout this transition to the new season, make sure that includes attending to your deck, too! Here are some tips to get your deck ready for the rain and snow that are to come:

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Topics: Deck Fasteners

BECK LignoLoc® wins IWF Challengers Award 2018

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 10, 2018 3:46:03 PM

August 22nd, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

LignoLoc® - Collated Wooden Nails has now won a product award for the first time in the USA – the Challengers Award 2018 of the International Woodworking Fair 2018 in Atlanta.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Home Improvement Issues You Can’t Ignore

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 8, 2018 9:25:00 AM

One of the most easily ignored surfaces in the home is subflooring. Floating subfloors are more susceptible to damage, and if left unrepaired, will diminish the structural integrity and stability of your floors. To avoid problems, here are some signs to look for that indicate your subfloor may be damaged.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

What the Heck is a Hog Ringer?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 1, 2018 10:55:05 AM

There are plenty of options when it comes to construction fasteners. Most can be simply divided into three categories: a nail, screw, or staple. The hog ring is something a little different.

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Topics: Staples

Build a Barn that Lasts with these 4 Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 18, 2018 2:22:37 PM

The investment of time and money required for farming is no small matter.  Even a hobby farm is more like an investment than a hobby. Regardless of farm type, outbuildings are just as important as main buildings when it comes to sound construction. And it’s no simpler to deal with the fall-out of poor workmanship. It could even be argued that a barn needs to be built with greater attention to detail than a main building since there are fewer materials and higher potential risks for damage (a bucking horse, for example). Here are four tips that can ensure your barn withstands the test of time.

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Topics: Metal Roofs

Best Projects (and tools) for Wooden Nails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 11, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Nails are incredibly durable in many applications, but there are some projects that require a unique fastener. LignoLoc® wooden nails provide remarkable holding power and tensile strength similar to aluminum nails without the complications like rust and streaking. Here are the best applications and uses for wooden nails. 

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

How Do I Know if I Need a Pneumatic Stapling System

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 28, 2018 9:30:00 AM

There are many tools you can use for any given job. But, often times, there is a specific tool that will be best suited for the task. When it comes to staplers, you can choose from manual, electric, and pneumatic. Pneumatics function in a unique way and have both pros and cons.

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Topics: Staples

Pros and Cons of Slate Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 21, 2018 10:42:00 AM

When it comes to roofing, there are plenty of options, and very few materials hit everyone’s must-haves. A buyer needs to evaluate the pros and cons of the materials they’re comparing and determine the one that best meets their needs. Whether you’re looking for the cheapest, the longest lasting, or the easiest to install, there’s a roofing material for you. If you’re considering slate as one of your options, here are some of the pros and cons to consider.

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Topics: Roofing

Which Fence Stapler is Right for the Job?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 14, 2018 9:53:00 AM

Although some contractors say the best way to install fence staples is with a hammer, pneumatic fencing staplers provide a consistent drive and can help you work faster. Gone are the days of smashing fingers with a hammer while constructing a fence. If you’re looking for a new fence stapler to help you speed through projects with greater safety and produce a high quality result, here are some factors to consider.

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Topics: Fencing


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