General questions on decks.
What is the proper way of attaching the top of the stair stringers to the deck? Can joist hangers be used?
What is the comparison between hot dip deck nails to deck screws on shear strengh? Use of these for joist hangers. which is better? Used for the deck top boards that gets walked on. which is better? Won’t the nails work out of the boards and get caught on bare feet? Won’t nails work out of the hangers causing a possible collapse. Another inspector likes the nails and I like the screws.