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




Building a Solid Foundation: Fastening to Steel and Concrete

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 11, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Importance of a Solid Foundation

When it comes to building a solid foundation, one of the most important considerations is fastening steel and concrete securely. With the right practices, you can ensure that your structures will stand the test of time and withstand even the most extreme conditions. From choosing the right materials to using the right tools and techniques, there's a science to fastening that requires attention to detail and a commitment to quality. Let’s start by understanding the differences.


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Topics: Tools, pneumatic tools, ET&F, power tools, fastening system, fastener system, concrete, steel construction, model 710




Mastering the Art of Working with Reclaimed Wood

Posted by BECK America on Apr 13, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Joinery is an important skill to master when working with reclaimed wood. Since reclaimed wood often has unique shapes and sizes, it's important to know how to properly join pieces together to create a strong and stable structure. Common joinery techniques include mortise and tenon joints, dovetail joints, and tongue and groove joints. By mastering these techniques, you can ensure that your projects are not only visually appealing but also durable and long-lasting. Consider using LignoLoc® Wooden Nails for joining your wood materials – the lignin welding of the two materials creates an impenetrable bond and it’s as easy as shooting in a nail!


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Topics: building, lignoloc, wood, power tools, fastening system, fastener system, masonry, top trends, sustainability, wooden nail system, durability, structural integrity, energy efficient




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




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




Commercial and Industrial Construction What Sets Them Apart?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 23, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Construction falls into several different categories. Residential, infrastructure, commercial, and industrial are the biggest. Residential construction is obvious: Homes, multi-family units, apartment buildings, and so on. Infrastructure is pretty simple, too. That category covers everything from roads and bridges to airports, water, wastewater systems, and more.

But what’s the difference between commercial and industrial construction? Here, things are a little less clear.

We’re going to explain what separates commercial and industrial construction. We’re also going to talk about the Aerico® 90 Strip Nailer, which is a tool made to drive collated pins into steel and concrete—two common materials that are often worked with in both commercial and industrial construction.


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Topics: building, fasteners, Tools, pallets, construction site, power tools, staple systems, fastening system, commercial building, construction, fastener system, nails, Aerico® 90 Nailer, steel construction, industrial construction




Why Cutting Corners on Pallet Quality Isn’t Worth the Savings

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 16, 2023 7:30:00 AM

Your business relies on quality products, including quality pallets, to fulfill orders and meet the needs of your customers. A poorly constructed pallet or a pallet made from poor-quality materials can cause many problems. You might save a little money on your pallets by using cheap wood or fasteners, but is it worth it?

The FASCO® (a BECK brand) CN15W-57A ES MAG STIRRUP Nailing Head System for automation includes automatic sensor-controlled fastening to avoid dry fires and a customizable magazine for different coil sizes. This system works efficiently, and it’s fast to reload, so you can finish projects quickly and then move on. BECK's 15-degree wire coil nails (High-Load) are designed to withstand a variety of challenging conditions, for years of use.

Below are some of the consequences of building poor-quality pallets, and good reasons to use FASCO® Nailing Head Systems.


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Topics: fasteners, Tools, pallets, construction site, mezger stapling, power tools, staple systems, fastening system, construction, fastener system, mezger stapling head systems





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