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




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




Build Stronger with Light Gauge Steel

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 16, 2024 8:15:00 AM

Understanding Light Gauge Steel Framing

Light gauge steel framing is a construction method that uses thin steel sheets to create a framework for buildings. It is an alternative to traditional wood framing and offers several advantages. Understanding the basics of light gauge steel framing can help you make informed decisions for your construction projects.

Light gauge steel framing involves the use of cold-formed steel sections that are lightweight but strong. These steel sections are typically made from galvanized steel, which is resistant to corrosion and offers excellent durability. The steel sections are assembled using screws, bolts, or welding, depending on the specific design requirements. ET&F® (a Beck brand) has many fastening options for light gauge steel construction. Let’s explore some of the benefits of building with light gauge steel.


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Topics: fasteners, Tools, ET&F, steel framing, power tools, construction, durability, steel construction, steel structure, structural integrity, energy efficient




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




Keep Your Construction Crew Busy This Winter

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 2, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Winter is a time when many construction companies see a drop in consumer demand and a corresponding drop in revenue. While this can be a difficult time for some construction companies, there are things you can do to protect your business and keep your crew busy. Making the most of your winter months can help stabilize revenue and keep profits coming in.

Subfloor repair is a popular project to perform in winter. The SCRAIL® SUBLOC® PRO system from BECK can help keep your crew successfully working on subflooring. The system uses fasteners with specialized double threads for squeakless subfloors that helps keep screws in place. But before we explore subflooring further, let's delve into other options to make the most of your winter construction efforts and keep your business thriving. 


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Subloc Pro, Scrail Fasteners, Nailers, subfloors, fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools, coil nailer, scrail, power tools, traditional tool, flooring, pneumatic system




Holiday Gift Help: Pneumatic Tools Are Terrific!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 25, 2023 7:15:00 AM

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.


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Topics: Pneumatic Nailers, pneumatic staplers, Nailers, fasteners, Tools, pneumatic tools, lignoloc, ET&F, FasCoat, scrail, power tools, traditional tool, pneumatic system, gift guide, fasco




The Proper Prep for Mass Timber Construction Success

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 18, 2023 7:15:00 AM

Are you a builder gearing up for your next big project? If you're considering mass timber construction, you're already on the right track. Mass timber is gaining popularity in the construction industry for good reason. It's not only sustainable and eco-friendly but also offers numerous benefits in terms of speed, aesthetics, and structural performance. To ensure your mass timber building project goes off without a hitch, let's explore some essential steps to set you up for success.

While we’re at it, we’re also going to explore the patented LignoLoc® Wooden Nail System from BECK, which you can rely on as a sustainable way to fasten and secure mass timber building components.


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Topics: fasteners, lignoloc, Wooden Nails, mass timber construction, outdoor construction, fastening system, wooden nail system, beechwood, cross-laminated timber panels




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





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