Making the Choice: Coated Fasteners or Non-Coated Fasteners?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 22, 2024 9:42:00 AM

When it comes to fasteners, choosing between coated and non-coated options can make a significant impact on the longevity and performance of your project. Here we’re going to learn more about the differences between these two types of fasteners and make an informed decision on which to use. Including the BECK patented family of Diamond Coated fasteners.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, top trends, diamond coated fasteners, durability




Decking Material Comparison: Finding the Perfect Fit

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 1, 2024 8:15:00 AM

In today’s fast-paced world, finding moments of tranquility is a must! We all want a space that not only adds value to our home but is functional and aesthetically pleasing as well. Different decking materials offer unique benefits and drawbacks, so it's essential to do your research before deciding. Here, we'll explore some of the most popular decking materials and what sets them apart. No matter what material you choose, BECK has everything you’ll need to be sure that it’s fastened together properly for many years to come.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Deck, Nailers, fasteners, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, fastening system, nail screws, decking, deck repairs, spitless decking scrail, home building, fastener system, decking system, durability




Sunroom Additions: Enhancing Your Home

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Sunrooms can enhance your home in many ways. They truly offer a lot in terms of natural light, versatile space, and potential home value increase. Whether it's for relaxation, entertainment, or simply enjoying the view, a sunroom can make a wonderful addition to any home. Let’s dive into some ways a sunroom addition can be perfect for your home.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Construction Fasteners, Nailers, subfloors, fasteners, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, fastening system, home building, home addition, fastener system, sunroom




Exploring Different Types of Joists in Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 18, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Understanding Joists and Their Importance

Joists are an essential component of any construction project, providing structural support and stability to the building. They are horizontal members that are typically installed parallel to each other and spaced apart to create a framework for the floors, ceilings, and roofs.

The primary function of joists is to distribute the weight of the structure and any applied loads evenly across the supporting walls or beams. This helps to prevent excessive deflection or sagging, ensuring the integrity and safety of the building.

In addition to their load-bearing capabilities, joists also contribute to the overall acoustic and thermal performance of the building. By incorporating insulation materials within the joist cavities, they can help reduce noise transmission between floors and improve energy efficiency.

Understanding the different types of joists available in construction is crucial for selecting the most suitable option for a particular project, and the materials you’ll need. Each type has its own unique characteristics and advantages, which we will explore further.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Nailers, fasteners, Tools, engineered lumber, wood, power tools, fastening system, joist hanger nailer, fastener system, concrete, nails, fasco, innovative solutions




Mastering the Craft: Essential Dos and Don’ts for Installing a Slate Roof

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 4, 2023 7:15:00 AM

In the world of roofing material, slate is among the longest-lasting and the most durable. It's so long-lasting that some slate roofs from the 1800s are still in use today. This longevity and durability mean that slate is a very different roofing material than other types of roofing material commonly used today. Slate roofs have unique considerations that affect the installation process. If you're a contractor responsible for installing slate roofs on residences or commercial buildings, these do's and don'ts can help you find success.

Of course, working with the right tools makes all the difference. The FASCO® (a BECK member) F24 Slate Hook System is designed for slate roof installation. The system includes the Slate Hook tool for some of the fastest and most efficient slate shingle installations in the world. The FASCO® F24 Slate Hook System can be operated with just one hand, so it's perfect when working on steeply pitched roofs.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, building, fasteners, Tools, Roofing, Slate Roofing, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, fastening system, commercial building, construction, nail system, sheathing




Pro Tips for Fastening to Steel and Concrete

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 28, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Some jobs are harder than others, and as a builder, you probably have a few jobs on your list of least favorite things to do. For many builders, those least favorite jobs include driving fasteners into steel and concrete. When you’re working with wood, drywall, or other, softer materials, you can leverage nail guns to make it quick and easy to drive fasteners. Where steel and concrete are concerned, however, it often requires a lot of time and hard work.

Below, we’ll explore the difficulties you’ll face when using traditional fasteners with these materials. We’re also going to show you a better way to fasten to steel and concrete: The ET&F® (a BECK member) Model 710 fastening system, which is designed for steel and concrete—and offers the same ease of use that you’d get from a nail gun.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, building, fasteners, Tools, ET&F, steel framing, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, fastening system, commercial building, construction, concrete, trimfast, nail system, nails, steel construction, concrete pins




Reasons Why Buildings Fall Apart

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 21, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Buildings are designed to stand the test of time, but sometimes, they face challenges from natural forces or structural defects. Understanding the factors that can lead to a building's deterioration is crucial for ensuring the success of your construction projects.

To enhance the durability and stability of your structures, consider the advantages of BECK’s patented diamond-coated fasteners. This innovative diamond coating technology is expertly applied to a range of products, including BECK’s SCRAIL® SUBLOC® PRO and JUMBO strip nails. This coating significantly reduces friction between the fastener and the wood structure, resulting in a stronger grip on the material and fewer fibers being damaged.

Curious about the underlying causes of building failures? Keep reading to discover more.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, fasteners, Tools, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, nail screws, commercial building, construction, sustainability, diamond coated, nail system, nails, sustainable building, structural integrity




The Importance of Using Recyclable Building Materials

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 14, 2023 7:15:00 AM

More and more, people are turning toward sustainable building methods—and it’s not just within the homebuilding industry. Commercial and industrial construction clients are also looking for ways to create more sustainable buildings.

And one of the best ways to do that? It’s through recyclable materials.

In many instances, builders are searching out materials that they can recycle directly into new builds—like timber, for example. For other types of materials, people are choosing options that, while you may not be able to directly recycle them at the end of their useful life, they can be recycled at the industrial level. Metals and concrete are examples of this type of recycling.

Fasteners are included in the push to use recyclable materials—and that’s what makes SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners, developed by BECK, a great choice for sustainable, recyclable builds. In this post, we’re going to show you the importance of recyclable materials, and we’ll show you how SCRAIL® fits into a recyclable building plan.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, building, fasteners, Tools, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, nail screws, commercial building, construction, sustainability, nail system, nails, sustainable building, structural integrity




Why is Sustainable Construction Important?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 11, 2023 7:45:00 AM

In construction circles, one of the top topics these days is sustainable construction. It’s important not only to builders and project managers but to homebuyers, renovators, and others on the consumer side of the spectrum.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, mass timber construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability




Avoid These Steel Framing and Sheathing Errors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 19, 2022 3:40:27 PM

Steel framing construction should be as mistake-free as possible. A well-framed structure can make the difference between a satisfied customer and one who is forced to deal with numerous structural and utility problems down the road. To avoid framing mistakes, you need to keep in mind the most common errors that can happen and ensure that you're using the right fastening tools for attaching other elements to the steel frame of your structure.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, ET&F, steel framing





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