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




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




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




Protect the Garden: Fence Types by Threat Types

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 25, 2020 9:18:00 AM

A lot of people decide to build a fence around their yard or garden area to keep out small or large animals that are eating their crops. However, a garden fence will only work if you know what is attacking your garden first. Therefore, if you have a client call for fence installation, you need to find out what they are hoping to keep out of their garden or yard.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




2 Simple Tips for a Pest-Proof Garden Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 31, 2019 10:08:46 AM

Summer is a great time to enjoy your beautiful garden, unfortunately unwanted pests may also find your garden attractive. Building a fence will allow you to protect your investment and keep your garden safe. Here are two critical tips to keep pests out and your plants protected.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




How to Spruce Up Your Aging Fence

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 27, 2019 9:08:00 AM

Brighter and warmer days are around the corner, and many are looking forward to spending more time outside. However, a dirty fence can be an unsightly distraction while enjoying time in your backyard with family and friends. After seasons of rain, snow and dirt accumulating on the fence surface, it’s likely past due for a good spruce. Here are some tips to get your fence looking good as new for the warm months to come.


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Topics: Fence, Fencing, Fence Stapler




How to Build a Strong Fence Corner

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 21, 2019 12:29:57 PM

The strength of a fence comes from the corners. Fences with sturdy, well-crafted corner posts are more likely to stand the test of time. Meanwhile, shabby corner posts might fall from a gust of wind or a small bump. Corners hold the most amount of tension within a fence, and a strong corner will anchor the fence to prevent tension from letting up. So, what makes a corner sturdy and strong? The materials and techniques used to build it, which will depend upon its intended purpose. For example, a fence for livestock would differ from a fence for the garden. Other factors, such as soil type, will play a role in determining required materials as well. Here are 6 elements to consider when building a strong fence post.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing




Don’t Let Your Fences Fall Over this Fall

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 15, 2018 4:13:59 PM

Regardless of the painstaking lengths you go to when building a structure, there are constant forces working against you, namely nature. Fences are particularly vulnerable as they rely on themselves and their stability in the ground to keep them rigid and holding. What do you do when your fence falls victim to gravitational pulls and shifts in the earth? You do your best to make it last and probably learn something about installation for the next edition. Here are a few tips to address common fence issues.


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Topics: Fence, Fencing




The Biggest Threats to Livestock Fencing and How to Address Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 17, 2018 10:48:00 AM

Livestock fencing is a critical barrier you rely on to keep your animals in and threats out. Weaknesses and failures can cause major problems for any farmer. All types of fencing, from hi-tensile to barbed to wire to wood, are susceptible to damage. Here we outline the major categories of threats to your livestock fencing and how to address them.


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Topics: Fence, Wire Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler




Good Fences Make Good Neighbors, But What Makes a Good Fence?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2017 10:39:00 AM

There are a lot of reasons people want fences. Whether it’s to keep something in or keep someone out, they all ultimately want the same thing, a fence that lasts. Here we discuss the most important factors of good fencing.


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Topics: Fence, Fence Staples, Fencing, Fence Stapler





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