So yesterday I’m mowing my lawn and my new neighbor stops over to introduce himself. After some small chit chat I mention to him that his deck, which I can see from my back yard, is not built to current standards and probably not to any standards and that IMO is dangerous.
He told me his Home Inspector called out that the ledger was not properly attached to the structure.
He then tells me he is planning on installing hardwood over the entire first floor and he found major structural issues when he removed the linoleum in the breakfast nook.
House is 14 years old.
Also notice that this part of the deck is attached to a cantilevered structure.