The Diamond Coating Difference

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 23, 2021 9:15:00 AM

When working with wood, you need fasteners you can rely on for strength and durability. BECK is the only company that offers a truly unique coated fastener that delivers smooth performance and outstanding strength: Diamond Coated Fasteners. These innovative fasteners can hold up to 60% more weight than non-coated—a significant increase for wood-to-wood fasteners. To help you further understand why these fasteners can make the difference in your builds, let’s explore diamond coating.


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Topics: fasteners




Safety First When Harvesting Pallet Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 16, 2021 9:15:00 AM

If you’re a builder, then you probably have a collection of shipping pallets and crates taking up space somewhere in your warehouse or staging area. They come with many of the products you use regularly, like bags of concrete, cement blocks, construction materials and so on. Have you ever thought about what you are going to do with all of them? The wood can be harvested for reuse in a variety of ways. You can create a compost holder, or harvest the wood and sell it for a low price to hobbyists who love the rustic look of pallet wood for many different projects.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, pallets




Fall is the Time for Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 9, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Whether you're replacing just part of a client's roof or reinstalling the whole structure, it's a tough and sometimes risky job that requires consideration for weather. You’ll want to pick an ideal blend of climate conditions for getting this major task done as comfortably and safely as possible for you and your crew.


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Topics: Roofing, Roofs




4 Common Framing Problems Solved!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 2, 2021 8:45:00 AM

In the field of homebuilding, framing problems are a common concern. These issues are liable to result in callbacks on the job, and if they’re severe enough, they can turn what should have been quality construction into something subpar. So, what are some of the most common framing problems? Let’s take a look—along with some suggestions on how to solve them.


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Topics: Tools




Creative Ideas for Your Next Basement Remodel

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM

For many homeowners, basements are a blank slate that can be turned into a useful room unique to their home. Unfinished basements may be great for storage, but they are otherwise under-utilized spaces that can be remodeled to add more living areas and even value to a home. Here are some basement renovation ideas that are sure to excite your clients.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, subfloors




Agricultural Fencing: Why, How, and Which Type?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 11, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Fencing can be used to keep animals in and out or protect land or crops from predators and trespassers. Adding or changing agricultural fencing around a property can seem like a daunting task, but with proper planning and the right tools, you can protect your land and your animals with an efficient, useful fence.


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Topics: Fence, Wire Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




How to Face a Crating Challenge

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Packaging is an essential aspect of product preservation and safety as companies can incur significant losses if merchandise is damaged in route to its destination. Although we may not think of wood packaging solutions as products that have room for improvement, the truth is that custom industrial packing and shipping companies are continually developing innovative solutions to ensure the items entrusted to their care arrive unscathed.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners




Steel VS. Concrete: Which is Best for Your Build?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 28, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Choosing between concrete and steel can sometimes be a difficult challenge. Concrete has been around since the start of the Roman Empire, and it has endured the test of time. Steel’s popularity has grown over the last 150 years, and it is currently one of the most extensively utilized structural materials. They both have the strength, versatility, and accessibility to be used in almost any building job. The question is which material is better for your project? Here are some of the key differences between steel and concrete to determine what might be best for your project.


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Topics: Steel Studs, ET&F




Minimize Flaws by Building with Engineered Lumber

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 21, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Growth in the engineered wood category is exploding. This sturdy, composite wood product is on the fast track to become a $400 BILLON industry by 2027. Why is the demand so high and growing so rapidly? How, where, and why should you use engineered wood in your commercial or residential construction jobs? Below, we discuss the pros and cons of engineered lumber. But first, a little history.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Tools




The Trouble with Flooring Jobs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 14, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Installing flooring in a home or commercial property can be a complicated process that requires the utmost attention from your builders. Many modern floor materials are designed with longevity in mind, but they can still fail due to human error. To help you with your next project, let’s review some of the most common problems that lead to floor failure.


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Topics: floors, pneumatic tools





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