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




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




The Advantages of Wood Fencing for Livestock: A Farm Owner’s Guide

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 8, 2023 7:00:00 AM

When it comes to building fences for livestock, wood is a classic and reliable material. Its strength, abundance, natural properties, and aesthetic appeal make it an ideal choice for fence builders, landscapers, and general contractors working on livestock fencing projects.

To construct sturdy and desirable farming fences, using the right materials is crucial. Tools like the FASCO® (a BECK member) F70G FENCE 45-315 Stapler and the FASCO® F46A FENCE 45-315 Stapler are specifically designed for fence building. These staplers are powerful and efficient, allowing professional contractors to quickly and effectively secure fence staples. Before diving into the advantages of these staplers, let's explore the benefits of using wood in livestock fencing and how it can impact your construction projects.


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Topics: Fence, Build Livestock Fences, Fence Staples, Fencing, Tools, Fence Stapler, wood, gas fence stapler, power tools, commercial building, construction, nail system, durability, wood fencing, livestock, fence building, farmers




Why Cross-Laminated Timber Panels are the Future of Sustainable Building

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 1, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Today, sustainability is a major focus area in construction, with everyone from builders to manufacturers innovating new, better, more sustainable ways to build. Cross-laminated timber panels are emerging as one of the top new innovations—and there are many reasons why.

We’ll cover those reasons here, and we’re also going to show you some of our own innovations. That includes the patented LIGNOLOC® system, which is the first collated wooden nail system made from renewable compressed beech wood. Adding onto the LIGNOLOC® system, we’ve also developed our own LIGNOLOC® cross-laminated timber panels (LCLT), which represent a sustainable, metal and glue-free option for the architects and builders who are pioneering sustainable construction.


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Topics: Tools, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, wood, mass timber construction, power tools, commercial building, construction, Eco-Friendly Construction, sustainability, wooden nail system, nail system, durability, clt panels, sustainable building, timber panel




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




Make Your Commercial Building More Sustainable

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 3, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Whether you’re in the business of building new commercial buildings, or you own one, sustainability is likely something you’ve been considering for a variety of reasons. For starters, today’s consumers want to know that the companies they’re purchasing from are as environmentally friendly as possible—and that includes measures to make facilities more sustainable. Sustainability helps you save money on energy and resources, too.

So how can you make your building more sustainable? There are many things you can do. If you’re a builder, for example, you can focus on steel or modular construction—and use a nailer like the ET&F® (a BECK member) AERICO® 90, which is designed for use with sustainable construction methods like steel and modular construction. But that’s just the beginning. Let’s dig deeper!


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Topics: subfloors, fasteners, Tools, steel framing, collated fasteners, power tools, fastening system, commercial building, construction, fastener system, sustainability, durability, nails, retrofit, commercial structure, Aerico® 90 Nailer, wood sheathing, steel construction





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