Creative Ideas for Your Next Basement Remodel

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM

For many homeowners, basements are a blank slate that can be turned into a useful room unique to their home. Unfinished basements may be great for storage, but they are otherwise under-utilized spaces that can be remodeled to add more living areas and even value to a home. Here are some basement renovation ideas that are sure to excite your clients.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, subfloors




How to Face a Crating Challenge

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Packaging is an essential aspect of product preservation and safety as companies can incur significant losses if merchandise is damaged in route to its destination. Although we may not think of wood packaging solutions as products that have room for improvement, the truth is that custom industrial packing and shipping companies are continually developing innovative solutions to ensure the items entrusted to their care arrive unscathed.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, Crate Fasteners




Minimize Flaws by Building with Engineered Lumber

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 21, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Growth in the engineered wood category is exploding. This sturdy, composite wood product is on the fast track to become a $400 BILLON industry by 2027. Why is the demand so high and growing so rapidly? How, where, and why should you use engineered wood in your commercial or residential construction jobs? Below, we discuss the pros and cons of engineered lumber. But first, a little history.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Tools




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




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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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





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