5 Ways to Finish Those Basement Projects this Year

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 17, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Many of us have experienced the need for more space in our homes. Whether we need room for additional storage or would like to expand our living space, the prospect and cost of selling a home and moving into a larger space is daunting to say the least. If you have customers who would like to remodel their basement to add more living space to their home, you may be surprised to learn that this once time-consuming job can be done faster and cheaper than ever before. Let’s explore five ways to complete basement projects effectively and efficiently.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

Protect What’s Inside – and the Bottom Line -- with Shipping Crates

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 23, 2021 10:54:23 AM

It has long been said that beauty is what’s on the inside. That couldn’t be truer than when shipping large, fragile, and valuable items in shipping crates. With our globalized economy, people and businesses are using shipping crates to protect and move products being shipped around the world. From retail merchandise to machines and equipment of any size, shape and weight, wooden shipping crates provide light, yet strong, enclosures to protect contents during shipping and storage.

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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners

Creaks and Squeaks: How to Silence Your Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 13, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Wooden floors can increase the charm and beauty of any house. However, that charm is quickly ruined when the floors start to squeak and creak. Time and wear can do a number on wooden floors, and squeaking is the floor’s way of letting you know. While many people think creaky wooden floors are inevitable after many years, squeaky floors and subfloors can be fixed with the right team and equipment.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, floors, subfloors

Spoil Yourself with Radiant Floor Heat: How to Prep Your Subfloors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 19, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Winter is upon us, and people are bracing themselves for extremely low temperatures. It’s during this time that heating systems come in handy. While most people use various types of heating systems such as boilers, heat pumps, and space heaters, homeowners are becoming more informed about in-floor radiant heating, which provides an energy-efficient means of heating floors, making them much more comfortable to walk on.

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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, subfloors, FasCoat

Matchup: Screws vs. Nails ... Winner: Both!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 21, 2020 9:18:00 AM

Do you ever find yourself wondering which is the better option, nails or screws? You're not alone. The truth is that one might be better than the other depending on the application or construction project. It's important to know when nails or screws are the right option. Knowing how to weigh the pros and cons of both, depending on your needs, will ensure that you choose the best fastener for the job.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

PRESS RELEASE: The BECK Group Wins a 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 28, 2020 9:28:48 AM


The BECK Group Wins a 2020 Pro Tool Innovation Award

Muscle Shoals, AL – 9/28/2020

Last week the BECK Group received a Pro Tool Innovation Award for the Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL®. We also became a finalist for the F70G Duplex Nailer. Judging for the 8th annual PTIA Awards wrapped up as a diverse panel of judges made up of contractors, construction business owners, tradesmen, and media professionals came together to vote on the most innovative construction and outdoor power equipment industry products in the world. This year saw a particularly diverse and competitive set of entries submitted by top manufacturers from around the world. Here's what the Pro Tool Innovation Awards judges said about the Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL®:

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

Weak Foundations: 6 Ways to Guarantee Your Construction Company Fails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 26, 2020 10:24:42 AM

Running a successful construction company isn’t a walk in the park. The industry is associated with various risks and contributing factors that can lead to the failure of a company. From cash flow to workload issues and business practices, anything can go wrong. Here are some common missteps that lead to construction companies going out of business.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

Is SCRAIL® the Greatest Fastener of All Time? (With Video!)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 15, 2020 9:29:00 AM

Sometimes the biggest game changers to come along are no bigger than a screw, and in the case of SCRAIL®, they're actually revolutionizing the functionality of other fasteners. For construction crews, contractors, manufacturers, and more, SCRAIL® fasteners not only speed up work, they boast 80% more holding power than screws. So, whether you're constructing a pallet, building a subfloor, or installing new siding, you can get the work done more quickly, knowing that each fastening is doubly secure. As an added convenience, SCRAIL® fasteners are compatible with existing nailers. Why on earth would you bother with traditional screws?

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners

Happy Independence Day: Tips on Building a Fireworks Rack

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 27, 2020 9:09:00 AM

Launching fireworks is a time-honored tradition on the fourth of July. However, if you’re launching your own show, the racks you use for your fireworks will significantly impact the whole experience. It is important to ensure that the days fun ends with a bang and not a trip to the hospital so be sure to build your firework stands solidly.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners

Ultimate Construction Showdown: Wood Studs vs. Metal Studs

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 26, 2020 1:50:17 PM

It’s time for the big show: Metal versus Wood. Both types of studs are great for construction. However, they each have unique talents that may lead to a knockout result in the right circumstances. When you put them in the ring together, who comes out victorious? That depends on where your fight is set.

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Topics: Scrail Fasteners


10% Discount on Your First SCRAIL® Fastener Order

SCRAIL®, Fast like a Nail, Strong like a Screw, are incredibly versatile collated fasteners that can be driven with a pneumatic nailer at a rate twice as fast as collated screws and eight times faster than bulk screws. You can rely upon SCRAIL® fasteners to hold strong, without callbacks to fix a squeak or a nail pop.

Give SCRAIL® a try, and enjoy 10% off your first order.

  • Use SCRAIL® almost anywhere ordinary screws are used
  • Save time and labor costs 
  • Twice as fast as collated screws, eight times faster than bulk screws
  • Easily adjusted, quickly removed
  • Dramatically increased holding power vs. nails
  • Making projects easier since 1998

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