An Overview to Property Fencing Options

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 12, 2022 8:45:00 AM

As most contractors know, market trends easily change from year to year. Even for property fences! So, keeping up is important. With that in mind, here is an overview that includes some of the most popular property fence trends of the last couple of years. We've included a blend of classic fencing options and new spins on enclosing property. And to help you get the job done, two great options to consider are BECK’s Fence Stapling System and BECK’s LignoLoc® Wooden Nails. But first, let’s review your fencing options.


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Topics: Fencing, Fence Stapler, lignoloc




Wood vs. Engineered Lumber: Which is Best for Your Build?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 5, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Historically, builders relied on solid wood for most of their builds. With advancements in technology, however, engineered lumber became a popular material for a lot of different applications—and over the past couple of decades especially, even more advancements have made it so that there is a plethora of engineered products for just about every application you can think of.

So that brings up the question: Which is best for your build? We’ll examine the answers, plus you’ll get to learn about BECK’s Jumbo SCRAIL® Fastener System, which offers extra-large fasteners designed for heavy-duty applications, including large scale engineered lumber projects.


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Topics: Nailers, fasteners, engineered lumber, wood, jumbo scrail, scrail




Erosion Control Tips For Your Construction Site

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 3, 2022 3:05:12 PM

Erosion is a surprisingly common phenomenon on construction sites. If you work in landscaping or if you’re a homebuilder, you’ve probably experienced it before. Fortunately, there are strategies to prevent erosion—including building temporary structures to keep erosion from getting out of hand. That’s where the FASCO® (a member of BECK) F CL45A Gabion Ringer comes into play—but more on that later. Let’s start with a look at how erosion happens, and tips to prevent it from happening to you.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, building, Tools, erosion control




Mobile, Manufactured or Modular Homes: Understanding the Difference

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 19, 2022 8:15:00 AM

It's not difficult for non-industry people to get a bit confused about the differences between mobile, modular, and manufactured homes. The three seem similar enough to almost sound like the same basic thing, plus there are many practical similarities between the three that you as a contractor can use tools such as BECK’s F44AC Nailer to rapidly assemble any of these housing structures. However, though they may sound the same and have some similar building requirements, they are most definitely not the same. There are some practical differences between the three that are worth mentioning in further detail.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




6 Bathroom Remodeling Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 14, 2022 1:18:28 PM

Bathroom remodeling can either be quick and easy or complicated and expensive. Which is the case depending on how large the bathroom is, how old it is and of course, how extensive your client wants the renovation to be. Here we're focusing on renovation jobs more complex than simply replacing the sink or toilet, and we're going to cover several key installation and remodeling tips for avoiding easy-to-make mistakes.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools




Have Downtime? Get Ahead With Some Millwork

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 5, 2022 8:30:00 AM

Downtime happens—especially in the winter when it’s too cold to work outside and homeowners are reluctant to tackle interior renovation projects. Fortunately, there’s a lot that a construction company can do with that time, like getting ahead on the millwork that you know will be in high demand in the coming days. For that, you’re going to need some lumber and some tools—like either the FASCO® (a member of BECK) F20A Bradder or the F30AT Bradder. Both are useful for a variety of jobs including custom millwork!


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners




The Importance of Sustainable Crate Building

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 29, 2022 9:30:00 AM

 

Almost every service and product-oriented business in the world uses packaging materials at some point in its operations. If your own business does, it's one of the many thousands, possibly millions, of others that do the same. What's easy to forget every time you assemble a box or pallet for shipping, or use pallets as part of your project work, is the possible environmental impact of all the materials being used.

 This is where wooden crates and pallets become useful. They're an ideal sustainable packaging solution that can be used multiple times over—if handled carefully—and you can even sturdily finish their assembly yourself with a minimal need for tools.

 Essentially, with little more than a reliable staple gun and a handy supply of Crating SCRAIL® fasteners, you can handle your own wooden packaging materials like a pro. Here are a few reasons why you should consider this practice.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners, pallets, wooden crates, Crating Scrail




What is Fiber Cement Siding?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 22, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Fiber cement is an interesting building material with a lot of applications. You’ll often find it used as siding, although there are uses for it indoors as well. When installing Fiber Cement, traditional nails or screws wont work with this material —but there are fastener alternatives out there. BECK offers the PANELFAST® Model 510A Nailer plus Fasteners to match. But we’ll get into that below! Keep reading to learn more about fiber cement and its uses.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, ET&F, coil nailer, Fiber Cement, cement siding




DIY Home Construction Projects to Start This Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 15, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Winter is the perfect time for taking on a DIY indoor home renovation or any construction projects you might have been planning all year. The weather's perfect for cozy inside work and outdoor excuses to keep putting it off neatly diminish with the outdoor chill. If you also happen to have bought yourself some shiny new high quality power tools, such as BECK's F20 90-40 wire power stapler, or any other high-end power tool for indoor DIY work, then this is a perfect time for a fresh start.

With that in mind, here are several moderately difficult household construction and renovation project ideas to keep you warm and busy this winter. These projects are easy enough that any general contractor should be able to handle, or you can do yourself.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, building, Tools, Staples




The Top Home Improvement Trends for 2022

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 1, 2022 9:15:00 AM

The new year is here and with it, the booming peak of the 2022 construction and renovation season has begun. We're talking about spring, summer and fall of this year and lots of projects are sure to be in the works for all kinds of minor and major home renovations.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, subfloors





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