When it comes to fasteners, there are two ways to apply them: With traditional tools (like hammers, screwdrivers, and drills) or with pneumatic tools. Pneumatic tools might seem like a hefty upfront investment since you need both an air compressor and the tool system, but the truth is, that investment rapidly pays for itself in the form of labor savings.
Contractors using pneumatic tools can knock hours off the job with pneumatic fastener systems—and that leads to less money spent on labor, and maybe even savings that you can pass on to your clients.
The advantages are clear—but which fastener system should you get? Whether you’re treating yourself or shopping for a great gift for your favorite contractor, read below for a selection of innovative tools and systems from BECK.
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!
diamond coated fasteners,
In most areas, summer is the busy season for roofing. That’s when the weather is right to get the job done—even if it means you’ll be taking various measures to keep workers safe in the heat.
As summer ramps up, it can be easy to get behind. Fortunately, there are ways to keep up when summer is at its busiest. The SCRAIL® ROOFLOC®system is one of them. It’s a fastener system designed to fire nail screws in sheet metal roofs and facades, which can make the job go much faster. But we’ll discuss that more below, along with some other tips to help you keep up.
fasteners and the sun,
You might not think too much about how temperature can affect the materials and tools on a construction site, but it certainly does—and in all kinds of ways. Virtually every building material has thermal properties of one kind or another than can create subtle (or not so subtle) problems when they manifest during sizzling summer weather under the sun.
fasteners and the sun,
Winter is upon us, and people are bracing themselves for extremely low temperatures. It’s during this time that heating systems come in handy. While most people use various types of heating systems such as boilers, heat pumps, and space heaters, homeowners are becoming more informed about in-floor radiant heating, which provides an energy-efficient means of heating floors, making them much more comfortable to walk on.
During a construction project, a wise builder knows that we don’t only look at the building materials we’re using, but also the environment of where they will be used. Our materials will react and be altered by fluctuations in temperature, stability, moisture and other outside factors. One interaction in particular can be the bane of any coastal builder, and that’s the interaction of salt and metals. Salty air and moisture cause metal to corrode and slowly deteriorate. As a result, metal fasteners on buildings in coastal areas can lose their structural integrity from exposure to ocean air. The combination of oxygen, salt, and sodium chloride eats away at the metal, as airborne bacteria from the ocean also consume the iron and cause it to rust.