I have inspected a couple of homes in my area and they have not had joist hangers. I thought I had been told these are required on all decks regardless. This is in both Alabama and Tennessee. The deck im writing about today had little trim boards under the joists I assume to level and hold the beam until it was nailed into place. My question is do I call it out? Is this acceptable practice and I have just missed it somewhere in my training?
This picture is from the outside of the deck. View from the yard.