A homeowner in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and two friends went down with the deck when the structure collapsed late last month as the ledger apparently pulled away from the house. One of the three suffered a broken ankle, but otherwise, injuries were said to be minor. The deck was 28 years old, according to the owner, but showed no apparent signs of decay or weakness. What may interest deck builders and building inspectors about this particular story is the photo and news video clip showing the structure after it had fallen. Check the area where the deck ledger intersects the house. Read More