6 Useful Tips for Keeping Warm This Winter on Site

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 27, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Construction work is never completely free of the potential for accidents and unsafe situations. While you and your crew are working outdoors during the winter months, it can become especially prone to happening. However, these effective cold-weather safety tips can reduce the chance of accidents and costly time delays. These tips cover the most essential steps you can take to keep your team safe and your project on budget.


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Topics: building, Staples, pneumatic tools, Staplers, bradders




Must Have Tools Builders Want This Holiday Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you have a builder in your life, you know that receiving a new set of power tools from a solid brand would be the ultimate gift this holiday season. There are some essential power tools that no construction kit is complete without. Luckily, BECK has your needs covered with a wide selection of rugged tools for any construction niche one might have. Let's dive into the details.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, Staplers




Common Slate Roof Challenges

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 13, 2021 9:30:00 AM

The roof is the pinnacle of a building. When it comes to the roof of your house, you want stability and longevity, but aesthetics are also important. Modern home builders and home remodelers have many choices of common roof materials, including asphalt, aluminum, copper, steel, concrete, clay, tile and wood. Slate has been a popular roof material choice for many decades but comes with its own set of challenges that must be considered. Whether you are installing a new slate roof or repairing an old slate roof, here are a few of the challenges associated with slate roofs.



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Topics: Roofing, Roofs, pneumatic tools, Slate Roofing




On Trend: Building with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 6, 2021 9:15:00 AM

The market and demand for reclaimed lumber has grown over the past few decades since it first sprouted into existence. There are many reasons for this, but one of them must specifically do with literal growth. Old trees with strong, rich grain need centuries to finally reach their maximum quality as lumber, and sources available to commercial use are becoming increasingly scarce.


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Topics: lignoloc




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





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