Advantages of Building a Deck in Winter: Why Winter is the Perfect Time to Start Your Deck Project

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Building a deck in winter allows you to extend your outdoor living space and enjoy the beauty of nature all year round. Imagine sipping hot cocoa on your deck while watching the snowfall or hosting a cozy winter gathering with friends and family. By starting your deck project in winter, you'll have a new space to relax and entertain in the upcoming warmer months. The BECK SCRAIL® InvisiDeck® System can help create a deck that is strong and beautiful!


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck, Tools, wood, scrail, power tools, nail screws, decking, pneumatic system, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, nail system, nails, InvisiDeck system




Fall Deck Building on a Budget

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 11, 2023 8:00:00 AM

When homeowners dream of having a new deck but find themselves facing financial constraints, contractors need to offer solutions that align with their aspirations. Building a deck becomes a sought-after project and tackling it during the fall season is appealing due to several practical benefits.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, fasteners, outdoor construction, fastening system, decking, spitless decking scrail, decking system




Creating a Space for All Seasons: Designing Multi-Functional Outdoor Areas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 30, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Multi-functional outdoor areas certainly are popular, but do you know how to design spaces that your clients will love? Multi-functional spaces require planning and organizational thinking when designing the layout.

It's also important to use the right tools for the project. The Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL® systems from BECK are specially made to allow for rapid installation when creating boardwalks, footpaths, decks, and more. The blunt tip of SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners helps prevent the wood from splitting either in the top layer or the layer below. This reduces waste and wasted time, allowing for a faster and more efficient installation process.

But before you purchase tools, here are several key factors to consider when embarking on the design journey for multi-functional outdoor areas.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, building, fasteners, Tools, scrail, construction site, outdoor construction, power tools, fastening system, nail screws, decking, spitless decking scrail, commercial building, construction, fastener system, nails




Upgrade Outdoor Spaces with Deck Skirting

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 6, 2023 7:30:00 AM

There’s a reason why deck skirting is in demand among homeowners. It’s a decorative, practical way to upgrade any deck—and in many instances, it can add an element of privacy and security to the structure as well.

In this blog, we’re going to expand on these benefits, show you some tips to get started with deck skirting for your clients, and we’re going to highlight BECK’s SCRAIL® INVISIDECK® system, which is the ideal tool and fastener system to get this job done.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Deck, invisideck, Tools, scrail, power tools, fastening system, decking, deck repairs, construction, decking system




Best Practices for Creating Wooden Walkways on Hiking Trails

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 11, 2023 10:54:26 AM

They may look natural, but hiking trails don't happen without help. Building a hiking trail is a process, one that often involves constructing a wooden walkway or footbridge. Wooden pathways carry hikers along the ground, while footbridges take hikers over small dips. Both can help hikers’ clear tough terrain while enjoying the natural beauty around them. Although they’re simple structures, there's an art to creating hiking paths that will bear the weight of hikers, but that also fit in with the natural surroundings and stay safely in place.

The Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL® system from BECK was designed for projects like this. The cordless equipment allows for construction that occurs off the beaten path (literally). Whether you're deep in the woods or deep in your backyard, the Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL® System gets the job done.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, wood, scrail, power tools, decking, spitless decking scrail, construction, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, bridges, hiking trail




Understanding Deck Footings

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 18, 2023 7:30:00 AM

In any decking system that you’ll construct, one of the most important parts of the system is the footings. They serve as the foundation for the deck—and they will play a large role in how much weight the deck can support, and how long that deck will last before needing major repairs.

We’re going to dive deep into this topic so that you can learn more about different types of deck footings. Plus, we’re going to look at the SCRAIL® InvisiDeck® System manufactured by BECK, which is an innovative fastener system designed exclusively for creating beautifully finished decks. Let’s get started!


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck, Tools, scrail, decking, deck repairs, decking system, footings




4 Practical, Beautiful Deck Repairs and Upgrade Concepts

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Decks are a part of many homes that often go unappreciated for their potential. This is a major opportunity for useful renovation work. Best of all, even if you're pressed for time in between major projects, or your client is on a tight budget, many deck renovation projects can be done quickly and at a low cost.

With a few handy tools such as BECK's Splitless.Decking.SCRAIL®, you can deliver a deck renovation project that will leave your clients deeply satisfied, especially during the sunny summer months. Here are several key concepts you can propose.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, beckdeck, scrail, decking, deck repairs, spitless decking scrail





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