A deck that collapsed at a North Carolina vacation rental over the July 4th holiday was assembled with nails and bolts but no joist hangers, according to reports from investigators. Twenty-six people were injured. The Journal of Light Construction says photos attached to a report by county inspectors show joist ends with the remains of badly corroded nails. There's no evidence that joist hangers were used. Although the deck complied with state building codes at the time it was built 30 years ago, three decades of exposure to salt air did in the fasteners. State law doesn't give municipalities the right to conduct periodic inspections of decks on rental properties, but town officials in Emerald Isle say they will discuss "appropriate strategies to attempt to prevent such an incident in the future." Read More