Overdriven Nails Decking
First post on here so pardon me if this has already been discussed. We are in the process of a remodel and its our second project with the same contractor. The first project went well and except for a few issues we were happy overall and so we decided to use them again. We are adding a small side deck and a 12x20 screened in room. Instead of using square head or torx screws for the decking boards (flooring) they used galvanized nails. In my opinion the nails are overdriven but the project manager is assuring me that it is not a structural issue; only cosmetic in my mind. I disagree and from my research I believe it will cause the boards to deteriorate much faster over time. I went by there about 4-5 hours after a rain storm and each nail head was still full of rain water but the boards were dry. Each nails is between 1/8-3/8" deep; some possibly more.
What are your thoughts? I am having an inspector come by next week to do my own inspection because I am now questioning all of their work and I have not been happy with this crew. Plus, it will help me sleep at night since, you know, we want to use it with family and friends but still feel safe and all.