Weak Foundations: 6 Ways to Guarantee Your Construction Company Fails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 26, 2020 10:24:42 AM

Running a successful construction company isn’t a walk in the park. The industry is associated with various risks and contributing factors that can lead to the failure of a company. From cash flow to workload issues and business practices, anything can go wrong. Here are some common missteps that lead to construction companies going out of business.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

Roof Off: Metal Vs. Asphalt Roof Comparison

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 19, 2020 9:18:00 AM

The epic battle between metal and asphalt might not seem consequential to some, but if you are considering a roof replacement, you'll want to be ringside to see what roofing material earns the championship. These two worthy opponents have strengths and weaknesses; do you know what they are? Before you bet your roof budget on one or the other, you should take an in-depth look at these two top contenders.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck

Common Deck Installation Hurdles and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 12, 2020 9:56:10 AM

The outdoor living season is in full bloom, and it's the wish of every homeowner to have a functional outdoor living space, especially during the pandemic. Decks are a fun space to spend time outside and entertain guests. From the construction point of view, there are many deck installation decisions that can affect the durability and performance of the deck.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck

Slate Roofing Types and Style: A Guide

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 5, 2020 9:13:00 AM

Even with all the advances in construction today, when properly installed, slate roofs remain one of the most long-lasting, reliable and low-maintenance roofing solutions available. They can last up to 150 years or more and will often outlive their structures.

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Topics: Slate Roofing

5 Keys to Better Attic Insulation Application

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 29, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Insulating a home properly is the number one way to reduce energy loss. The attic is the key to trapping warm air in a home during the winter months. Warm air rises, so without effective insulation, it will quite simply rise right out of a home. Fiberglass insulation is one of the most versatile and effective materials used to insulate attics, but insulation needs to be correctly installed to realize its full potential. A pneumatic stapler and a handy crew can mean the difference between a passable insulation job and one that will hold for years. Here are a few basic tips that can help maximize the effectiveness of insulation while minimizing the time it takes to install.

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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Staples

Some Like it Hot: Impacts of Summer of Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 22, 2020 9:18:00 AM

A subfloor is a critical part of your flooring system, but there can be benefits and drawbacks associated with the time of year you install it. Many builders and home remodelers, of course, are extra busy during the summer. The warm summer season is typically a good time to complete construction, renovation, or remodeling projects. When it comes to floors, however, and subflooring in particular, there are some things that property owners and contractors must keep in mind.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, subfloors

Is SCRAIL® the Greatest Fastener of All Time? (With Video!)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM

Sometimes the biggest game changers to come along are no bigger than a screw, and in the case of SCRAIL®, they're actually revolutionizing the functionality of other fasteners. For construction crews, contractors, manufacturers, and more, SCRAIL® fasteners not only speed up work, they boast 80% more holding power than screws. So, whether you're constructing a pallet, building a subfloor, or installing new siding, you can get the work done more quickly, knowing that each fastening is doubly secure. As an added convenience, SCRAIL® fasteners are compatible with existing nailers. Why on earth would you bother with traditional screws?

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

Building Your Building Business: 5 Keys to Marketing Your Construction Company

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 8, 2020 9:33:00 AM

In many localities, word-of-mouth promotion has helped hundreds of quality construction companies get off the ground. But to enjoy greater growth, it's essential to embrace some key marketing solutions to outpace the competition, promote your brand, and secure more leads and customers. If you want to grow your construction business in today's digitally inclined marketplace, use the following strategies for marketing success.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Tools

Your Crew is the Coolest: Tips to Keep Your Team Safe in the Heat

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 1, 2020 9:36:00 AM

Summer is here, and the weather is heating up. While this is an excellent time for construction work, it can be brutal for the construction workers considering they are out in the heat all day, working as hard as they possibly can. Excessive heat and sun exposure can pose significant dangers including, heat exhaustion, severe sunburns, heat cramps, heat stroke or even death.

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Topics: RoofLoc® SCRAIL®

Protect the Garden: Fence Types by Threat Types

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 25, 2020 9:18:00 AM

A lot of people decide to build a fence around their yard or garden area to keep out small or large animals that are eating their crops. However, a garden fence will only work if you know what is attacking your garden first. Therefore, if you have a client call for fence installation, you need to find out what they are hoping to keep out of their garden or yard.

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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler


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