The deck is about 12’ long. It is built with 2x12 PT and sits atop 4x12 engineered carrying beam. The beams sit on top of 6x6 PT posts.
The problem I see, is the carrying beams are only toe nailed to the support posts, I understand the joists will hold the beam from moving back and forth from the wall, but I am concerned with the set-up. I think the posts and carrying beams should be secured togather with a steel strap. I know it would be more secure this way, but is it necessary?
They used brackets in the basement, but I guess the deck didn’t deserve them.
Also, the joists, as stated above are 2x12 which I think is a framing overkill, but JMO, the joist hangars appear to be for a 2x8, is this something which should be noted as well? The house is only about 3 years old.
Input is appreciated.