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




Best Green Building Practices

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

To meet the demands of an environmentally conscious market, the construction industry is adopting practices that minimize the environmental impact of construction, building operation, and demolition. To stay ahead of your competitors, it is essential to follow green construction trends so you can understand the direction of the market.


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Topics: lignoloc




The Latest Decking Trends

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 31, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Following a year of explosive growth in the home improvement industry, we are once again in the midst of a busy deck-building season as demand for outdoor living spaces remains high. Today, we are looking at the new trends in deck building for 2021 so you are aware of the trends and can be prepared to deliver whatever your client desires.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck




A Fence Dilemma: Building on a Hill

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In a perfect world, every construction project would take place on a level surface with no drainage issues or slopes to consider. Unfortunately, very few jobs are this straightforward. So, what do you do when a client hires you to build a fence on a hill or incline? Although the task may sound difficult at first, building a step fence is a great way to solve such an elevation challenge.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




Constructing Client-Friendly Garden Sheds

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 17, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Whether a customer needs a basic shed to store tools or hopes to use their garden shed as an office, the possibilities for a garden shed are endless. Here are a few considerations to take into account when you are planning a new garden shed for a client.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, Roofing, Roofs, Metal Roofs





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