my deck and ledger board
so my house was built in '79 and of course the codes weren't as strict as they are now, especially concerning decks. I'm concerned about the deck since it sits about 8' above ground. I'd like to strengthen the connection between the "ledger board" and the "rim joist". Im thinking the code back then only called for it to be nailed.I guess new construction has to have "carriage bolts" in a certain pattern but of course that's impossible with a house that's already built. maybe lag screws? from what I'm reading,the codes are tough now because of some decks that have pulled away from the house and collapsed. that would be an utter disaster for me since the deck is so high above ground.