6 Best Practices for Construction in Subtropical Climates

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 14, 2018 8:54:00 AM

The subtropical climate in the Southern region of the Unites States poses unique obstacles for construction projects, including: humidity, moisture, heat, high winds, storms, and hurricanes. All of these elements can have an impact on the integrity of a structure. Here are 6 best practices for successful and durable construction in a subtropical climate.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners




Protect the Produce! 5 Types of Vegetable Garden Fences and Which to Use

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 9, 2018 10:55:15 AM

Gardening seems like it would be a simple and fruitful hobby. But there’s a reason it’s predominantly taken on by retirees. It takes far more energy, time, and maintenance than a working person can manage if it’s going to be done well. And if you’ve dedicated yourself to successful gardening, you know that protecting all those delicate plants from pests is critical. One overnight visit from a hungry deer can obliterate all your hard work, so fences are commonly used to protect them from harm.  Here we’ll outline five types of garden fences you can build, and describe when each type is most appropriate.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners




Modern Methods of Building Insulation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 31, 2018 10:23:00 AM

When it comes to insulating a structure, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding which type of insulation to use. It is important to consider not just your building’s composition and materials, but also climate and location.  Improperly or insufficiently insulating can result in large amounts of energy loss when trying to heat and cool the structure and can also lead to mold problems when air heats and cools quickly causing moisture to form.  You want to make sure you have built a healthy structure so that the occupants will remain healthy as well.


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The Rise of the Tiny House Movement

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 14, 2018 11:08:00 AM

When you think of a tiny house, it’s likely you’d think of a one-bedroom, one bathroom, kitchen, and living room setup, each room at least 12’ x 12’. But a true Tiny House, the kind that are sweeping the nation, aren’t even that big. What are Tiny Houses and why are they becoming so popular?


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Topics: Construction Fasteners




It's All in the Details - Finishing Tips for Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 18, 2018 11:22:18 AM

Furniture guides and DIY templates have become popular among novice wood workers or crafty home owners. DIY furniture construction is empowering and a great outlet for creativity, but professionals know that furniture construction is all about the fine details. Here are the latest trends and finishing tips for furniture construction that will make your piece stand out from the rest.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture




5 Problems with Wood Studs that Steel Studs Fix

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 12, 2018 11:28:41 AM

The path to construction perfection is paved by using the right materials and right tools for the right job. While wood studs are still the favored framing option, steel studs have some clear benefits when you’re comparing apples to apples. Here are five problems with wood studs and how steel ones address them.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Steel Studs, Steel Thread




Building Your Best Intentions: Construction Company Resolutions for the New Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 2, 2018 4:34:42 PM

As a new year approaches, everyone begins to think about what they will do differently in the new year, how they can do better. It feels like a fresh start. In construction, this is a great time to take stock and make plans because your schedule is likely to be slower than in the warmer months. Here are some resolutions to consider for the health of your construction business in the new year.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, subfloors




7 Signs Your Fixer Upper Is a Money Pit (and Not a Money Maker)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 23, 2017 2:13:00 PM

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The same can be said for homes. Where one person sees an outdated, rundown home, another may see unlimited potential. But, sometimes that old house isn’t worth trying to recover. It takes a keen eye and a working knowledge of construction to understand what a property will need to be remodeled successfully. Here are seven signs that a home may be more trouble than it’s worth.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools




Here Come the Holidays: An Easy Guide to Building a Toy Box

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2017 4:01:01 PM

There are few other timeless childhood treasures than a handcrafted toy box.  They don’t have to be complex or fancy for a child to get years of joy out of them, providing a lifetime’s worth of possible uses.  For instance, storage boxes can be constructed in fun whimsical colors and designs to match your wee-one's room decor, or be crafted in a more traditional style to ensure they have longer lasting utility, such as storing blankets and sweaters as you send them off to college. With Santa on the way though, it’s certain that having plenty of storage in your child’s room is a must, so here is an easy guide to get you started on building one!


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture




8 Best Practices for Construction in Coastal Climates

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 26, 2017 4:20:44 PM

Some of the world’s most prized pieces of real estate are found along coastlines. Known for beautiful views and sea breezes, owning property on the beach can be a dream come true for homeowners. But beware - although tropical homes are famous for their eye-catching architecture and landscapes, they’re also infamous for construction challenges.


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