Originally Posted by BalchConstruction
I have never heard of anyone using nails before to build a deck and my uncle just built a deck for my grandparents using them. I didnt think you could but obviously he did. Was this wrong and why?
No, it is not wrong. This is perfectly code compliant. You can build a deck using Galvanized nails.
This is still done on large multi unit jobs, where production is important.
If you are constructing decks that are not
under multi-unit time and production constraints, then obviously the better
method is to use screws.
As far as decks that we build: We have always used screws on the deck boards, railing caps and ballustrade components.