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




Metal Siding Myths

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 25, 2021 9:15:00 AM

With metal siding, there's a wealth of myths and misconceptions about how usable it is for home and household structure installation. Fortunately, most of them are well off the mark or based on badly outdated information. If done with the help of tool combos such as the SCRAIL® RoofLoc® Metal Roofing System, a firm, well-sealed metal siding or roof project can be thoroughly durable and easy to install. Let's debunk the falsehoods and explain what helps make metal siding projects into successful structures.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, RoofLoc® SCRAIL®, Metal Roofs, Metal Siding




Understanding Fastener Corrosion and Rust

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 14, 2021 4:07:48 PM


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, FasCoat




Making Your Pallets Stronger

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 4, 2021 9:15:00 AM

When packaging durable goods or loading bulk supplies onto pallets, the last thing anyone wants is a pallet that can’t stand up to the job. Yet, most people who work with pallets regularly have experienced pallet failure. There are really only two components to a pallet: The lumber and the fasteners. Where fasteners are concerned, you can easily eliminate problems by choosing SCRAIL®, a BECK brand. Due to its aggressive thread design, SCRAIL® Nail Screw Fasteners have maximum holding power—so your pallets will stay strong. When it comes to the lumber, it’s all about wood selection. Let’s explore how to give your pallets the strength they need to hold up under any job.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, pallets, crating




Must Have Tools Builders Want This Holiday Season

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 20, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you have a builder in your life, you know that receiving a new set of power tools from a solid brand would be the ultimate gift this holiday season. There are some essential power tools that no construction kit is complete without. Luckily, BECK has your needs covered with a wide selection of rugged tools for any construction niche one might have. Let's dive into the details.


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Topics: pneumatic staplers, Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, Staplers




Safety First When Harvesting Pallet Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 16, 2021 9:15:00 AM

If you’re a builder, then you probably have a collection of shipping pallets and crates taking up space somewhere in your warehouse or staging area. They come with many of the products you use regularly, like bags of concrete, cement blocks, construction materials and so on. Have you ever thought about what you are going to do with all of them? The wood can be harvested for reuse in a variety of ways. You can create a compost holder, or harvest the wood and sell it for a low price to hobbyists who love the rustic look of pallet wood for many different projects.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, pallets




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





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