How fasteners impact the structural integrity of a building

Generally, the structural integrity of a building is its ability to withstand its intended loading without failure. This includes live load – the weight of objects, people, rain, and wind. Fasteners can either make or break the structural integrity of a building. For instance, using inferior or sub-standard bolts and nuts affects the joining of…

Why you should bypass home improvement stores when looking for fasteners

Although home improvement stores are marketed as one-stop-shops for every construction need of home and business owners, the fact is that these fastener retailers often fall short when it comes to helping their customers. Consider the following: Selection Many home improvement stores only dedicate approximately one-to-four aisles to fastening systems. They often fill the shelves…

I can’t afford quality fasteners!

This is a common problem we hear from individuals. However, ask yourself if you can afford the damages to your construction when your low-quality fasteners fail? The importance of quality fasteners cannot be underestimated. From guaranteeing the durability of a structure to ensuring safety, with the right fasteners, you can avoid unnecessary expenses such as…

Carriage bolts, and low heads, and spring nuts, oh my!

As the title of this blog suggests, there are many, many different types of fasteners and fastener systems to choose from. For instance, don’t make the mistake of using a lag screw on your project when a smaller size wood grip screw is what you need. In short, don’t be in a hurry and just…
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