It’s Deck Building Season – What Builders Need to Know

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 6, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Nothing signals spring like the sound of birds chirping, and flowers blooming. If you're in a colder climate, watching the snow melt away to green grass can be as exciting as signing your first client of the year!

No matter where you live, we can all agree that once spring arrives and temperatures rise, sitting outside on the deck enjoying a cold drink with family is one pastime we never get tired of.  It’s no secret why this is the time of year when those potential customers start calling for deck quotes. And today’s customers are savvier than ever.

Whether they're looking for wood or composite, they're going to be well-educated, armed with a plethora of ideas they've obtained from helpful planning or idea websites like Instagram or Pinterest. Ideas are one thing but turning them into reality can be another.  So, how do you go about convincing your customers that a deck is the best investment for them this spring?  Here’s some information that may be of use to you and your potential customers.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Subloc Pro, Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Deck, building, fasteners, Tools, coil nailer, scrail, fastening system, decking, deck repairs, plastic strip system, fastener system, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, durability




Unraveling the Mystery: Exploring the Causes of Fastener Failure

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Feb 17, 2024 8:15:00 AM

The importance of fasteners in various industries

Fasteners play a crucial role in various industries, serving as the backbone of many structures and products. Whether it's construction, automotive, or manufacturing, fasteners are essential for holding components together and ensuring the integrity and safety of the finished product. Without reliable fasteners, the structural stability of buildings, vehicles, and equipment would be compromised, leading to potential disasters.

In addition to their structural importance, fasteners also contribute to the overall efficiency and performance of machines and structures. By choosing the right type of fastener and ensuring its proper installation, industries can optimize their operations, reduce downtime, and maximize productivity. Therefore, your best advantage is to use BECK’s patented Diamond Coated fasteners for all your projects. Let’s explore more.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools, power tools, fastening system, corrosion protection, construction, fastener system, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, durability




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




Top Construction Innovations for 2024

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

This year promises to be a forward-thinking year for the construction industry with profitability and expansion. Every year, current ideas and products are submitted to the market to make construction safer and more efficient. This year, two of the main focuses will be sustainability and automation, and BECK is a step ahead!


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, engineered lumber, mass timber construction, collated fasteners, power tools, nail screws, home building, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, top trends, sustainability, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, manufactured panels, wooden nail system, automation, sustainable building, fasco




Summer Construction Challenges Solved!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 26, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Summer is one of the most productive and challenging times of year for most construction contractors. Problems like extreme weather, an overly busy schedule, and poor air quality can all cause delays in production and poor overall efficiency. Sometimes these problems can even cause injuries, poor morale, and loss of work.

These problems have solutions. Using the right tools and fasteners, such as BECK's patented diamond coating for fasteners, for example, can help make your season more productive and profitable. The diamond coating ensures reduced friction, fewer wood fibers destroyed, and higher withdrawal values, allowing you to work faster when using nails and staples made with this innovative technology.

Additionally, training workers to stay safe in challenging conditions and following summer-specific protocols are essential steps to overcome some of summer's biggest challenges. See below for more details on these challenges and what you can do about them.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, Scrail Fasteners, Tools, Staples, pneumatic tools, Staplers, scrail, construction site, power tools, fastening system, summer, construction, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners




The Role of Fastener Selection in Ensuring Structural Integrity

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 18, 2023 10:01:05 AM

When it comes to structural integrity, there are two key components to consider: The actual structural members themselves—like lumber, steel studs, or concrete—and the fasteners that hold it all together. Fasteners are crucial because the wrong fastener can create a weaker structure or one that fails long before it should.

That’s why we’re going to explore how to make the correct fastener choices for different applications. Along the way, we’ll show you many of the fasteners that BECK offers for these purposes.


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Topics: Metal Roofing Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, fastening system, construction, fastener system, concrete, diamond coated fasteners, structural integrity, concrete pins




Top Factors to Consider When Selecting the Ideal Underlayment for Your Client

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 18, 2023 12:37:05 PM

Anyone in the construction industry understands the importance of choosing the right underlayment—the unsung hero that bridges the gap between a flawless floor covering and a rock-solid subfloor. With a myriad of options at your disposal, ranging from trusty cork and sturdy felt to resilient foam and robust rubber, your expertise comes into play.

But that's not all. When moisture threatens to disrupt your plans, an additional moisture barrier becomes your shield. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to analyze budgets, consider flooring materials, and navigate the intricacies of each project.

One thing is for certain: when you're installing flooring in your client's home, it's important to use the right tools for a successful project. BECK’s SCRAIL® SubLoc® PRO allows for fast installation of flooring materials and creates squeak-free subfloors. In fact, because of its special thread, the SCRAIL® SubLoc® PRO prevents squeaking years after installation. It can help you construct impeccable floors, but you should take these additional considerations into account.


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Topics: Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, Tools, power tools, commercial building, construction, underlayment, plastic strip system, flooring, Soundproofing, diamond coated fasteners, nail system, durability




Landscaping With Timber Tips

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 24, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Landscaping with timber accents has become a popular trend in recent years, due to its ability to add a touch of natural beauty to any outdoor space. However, incorporating timber accents into landscaping projects can be challenging, requiring contractors to think creatively and use the right tools.

One essential aspect of building a timber structure is ensuring that it is structurally sound and can withstand the elements for years to come. Developed by BECK, Jumbo SCRAIL® nail screw fasteners are specifically designed to hold large, thick items in place, starting from a length of 100mm. When working with massive timber pieces, these fasteners are more than capable of getting the job done right, ensuring that your landscape creations stand up to the test of time. These fasteners are versatile enough to handle different types of timber applications, making installation quick and easy.

Let’s explore further how to build outdoor spaces with timber that will look beautiful, function well, and stand up to the elements!


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools, FasCoat, scrail, collated fasteners, power tools, fastening system, nail screws, commercial building, construction, fastener system, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners, decking system, nail system, durability, stainless steel, metal coating




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




How to Avoid Fastener Failure

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 6, 2023 11:05:35 AM

Fastener failure happens. Machinery vibrations and heavy use are the primary causes of fastener failure, but poor installation of staples and nails can exacerbate the problem. Fastener failure is a common cause of leaks and deterioration of exterior structures, but most failures can be avoided.

The best way is by using BECK’s patented Diamond Coated Fasteners—they are designed not to fail. They have a proprietary coating composition that stops staple and nail failure before it begins, by controlling friction and destroying fewer wood fibers. But first, let’s investigate the causes of fastener failure and then review the solutions.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, fasteners, Tools, fastening system, diamond coated, diamond coated fasteners





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