Recent Blog Posts

Fastener Code Confusion

It's not uncommon to see claims of "Code Approved" printed on some fastener cartons and literature, as well as variations such as "Code Accepted," ICBO Approved," ICBO Certified," and "ICBO Approval Qualifications. " The problem is the words are misleading and may not meet local building codes.

 Knowing When You Can Plant in the Spring

Quite often, your soil can be either too hard or wet in the spring to even consider trying to plant. Eventually you’ll be able to plant something, but when? Here’s an excellent suggestion to figure out if your soil is ready to be worked: Just a few stepsIf you step onto your soil and your feet don’t sink in at all, the ground is likely too hard for you to plant in.

Air Tools vs  Manual Tools

All is not as it seems when deciding whether or not to use air or manual tools. Below, we'll discuss the key differences you should consider when deciding which to use: Speed There’s no comparison here. Air-powered tools can get the job done way faster than your manual tools can.

Glue: Fact or Fiction

- Yellow glues are stronger than white glues. False – There is no difference in strength between white and yellow glue; however, yellow glue is easier to use and has better application characteristics. It’s tackier, thicker and more resistant to heat and solvents.