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

Designing Your Backyard Landscape with a Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

After a cold winter, who wouldn’t want to spend warm summer nights enjoying their backyard with a cold drink and good company? As we move into summer, you are bound to see an increase in orders for deck construction and repair. Whether a customer wants to create a space for entertaining friends and family or simply wants a quiet place in their yard to relax, a well-designed deck can easily elevate your customer’s backyard landscape.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

Wood vs. Vinyl Fencing: What Makes Sense for Your Yard?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Backyard season is here, and as Americans move to spend more time outdoors now is the perfect time to begin promoting fence installation and restoration to your customers. Both traditional wooden fences and vinyl fences, if properly maintained, can give a home a classic American Dream look, but there are pros and cons to each. Read on to learn more about what your customers should consider when deciding what kind of fence works best for their yard.

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Topics: Fencing

Choosing the Right Bathroom Subfloor

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 5, 2021 9:15:00 AM

One of the biggest challenges when building a home comes is renovating bathrooms. Although they are likely to be some of the smallest rooms in a home, bathrooms can be tricky to renovate as you must account for the extremely high levels of moisture they must withstand on a daily basis. To make sure your bathroom project is off to a strong start, it begins with selecting and installing the best subfloor.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, subfloors

Fast Track Construction with Fasteners Means Quality and Efficiency

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 29, 2021 9:15:00 AM

No matter what sector of the construction business you work in, you are likely familiar with the constant push to complete projects faster and more efficiently. It makes sense—completing projects faster means you can serve more customers and grow your business. But how do you increase efficiency without sacrificing the quality of your builds? The answer may lie in your choice of tools and materials—even those as small as fasteners.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners

Outdoor Living Areas are Better with Year-Round Outdoor Furniture

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 22, 2021 8:45:00 AM

After spending time and investing money in upgrading your outdoor space, you’ll want to be sure that you can enjoy it all year long, weather permitting. As the coronavirus pandemic continues into its second year, you may be searching for ways to extend the use of your space—whether it is an outdoor garden or a small balcony—beyond the summer and well into the fall and winter months. Here are some ways that you can ensure your outdoor space remains comfortable and usable all year long.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture, MiniSCRAIL

The Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 15, 2021 8:45:00 AM

In the last decade, metal roofs have reached new heights in popularity as more people become aware of the advantages, they offer over traditional asphalt roofs. However, they are significantly more expensive than a common asphalt roof or traditional slate roof, making them a tough choice for homeowners hoping to repair and upgrade their homes. So, are metal roofs worth the higher price tag? Let’s examine the pros and cons of choosing a metal roof for your next build.

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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Roofing, Metal Roofs

Selecting the Right Power Tool for Your Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 8, 2021 9:24:36 AM

The market for power tools is so large that it can be overwhelming when trying to choose the “right” power tool for your next project. Understanding the advantages and differences between pneumatic tools versus electrical tools can bring you a step closer to determining what will work best for your business and future builds.

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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools

How to Properly Anchor Your Foundation

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 24, 2021 9:15:00 AM

We have all heard about the importance of building strong foundations. From education to relationships to buildings, it is common knowledge that a solid foundation is the first step to success. Although the word “foundation” has made its way into daily speech, perhaps nowhere is it more important than in construction. Let’s review how to properly anchor your foundation, so your building is properly supported and insulated from ground water.

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Topics: ET&F


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