What to Consider When Building a Garage

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 14, 2022 9:15:00 AM

A garage isn't a part of the house where people always live, but it absolutely needs to be built with the same standards of care as the rest of a home. A poorly built garage can be a source of utility leaks, heating or cooling problems and an entry point for pests of all kinds. You definitely don't want these complications!

Instead, the garage you build should be sound enough so that it could even serve as an extra living space if needed. This is very doable with the right combination of sound construction techniques, tested materials and long-lasting accessories like BECK's SCRAIL® ROOFLOC® System. Let's cover some key tips now.


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Topics: building, fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, RoofLoc®, scrail, outdoor construction, collated fasteners, garage, sheet metal




Spring Fence Maintenance

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

Spring season often means the perfect time for outdoor construction. Factors like mild temperatures, modest rainfall (depending on where you live) and increasing daylight hours are ideal. Combine these with a long stretch of time before the next winter's harsh weather, and it's easy to see why spring is ideal for any outdoor construction.

 This applies notably to fence maintenance. This can usually be done with little more than some easy to acquire knowhow, elbow grease and collated fasteners such as those offered by BECK's Fence Stapling System technology. Here are a few key things you need to know about handling this DIY job professionally.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, fasteners, Tools, Fence Stapler, outdoor construction, collated fasteners, gas fence stapler, fence maintenance




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




Steel Frame Building In The Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM

The deep chill of winter can grind many outdoor projects to a frozen halt, and construction is no exception. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Prefab and mid-sized steel frame structure assembly is one superb solution to deep cold. Especially if you have the right tools for this type of job, the entire project can progress safely and exceptionally fast. BECK's ET&F® brand of cold-resistant tools and fastening equipment for steel building assembly, are designed to deliver both speed and strength. They can be applied to steel frame construction work, in innovative ways that allow rapid-fire fastening without having to waste time on pre-drilled holes, or difficult screwing techniques. Here are a few other reasons why steel assembly works so well in winter.


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Topics: Steel Studs, building, fasteners, pneumatic tools, ET&F, steel framing




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




Why Washers Go with Fasteners

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 3, 2020 2:52:36 PM

Washers, for those that don’t know, are the circular metal pieces that fit between a screw or bolt and the object it is going to be driven into. They can be made of a variety of materials including metal and plastic. They also come in many different shapes and sizes. Unlike a screw or bolt, a washer isn’t driven into any material which has caused some confusion about what they do. Washers, like those from ET&F® Fastening Systems, a BECK brand, have a variety of uses. Each of these uses is designed to extend the longevity and stability of your construction project.


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Topics: fasteners




BECK LignoLoc® wins Pro Innovation Tool Award 2018

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 2, 2018 11:51:38 AM

Mauerkirchen/Lakeland FL, September 13th, 2018


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners




Why We Should Still Build Stuff

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 21, 2017 11:17:00 AM

/ˈkraf(t)smənˌShip/ - to obtain a skill in a particular craft, the quality of design shown in something made by hand, artistry.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners




Things You'll Miss When Using Composite Decking and a Hidden Fastening System

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 14, 2017 4:11:11 PM

People have been building decks for hundreds of years. There is something to be said about not reinventing the wheel. While trends towards using composite decking and hidden fasteners have been growing, we wanted to take a minute to remind you what you’ll miss out on by omitting traditional deck construction methods.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, Staples




How to Prevent Mother Nature from Wrecking Your Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 8, 2017 12:52:15 PM

In a perfect world, the only thing impacting the life of our construction work would be the quality of the workmanship. But in the real world we have to account for the wear and tear that Mother Nature will inflict upon our work, and the people inside it. Here are a few smart ways to prevent the forces of nature from destroying your hard work.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, fasteners, Staples





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