When a deck collapses and makes the news, the story usually focuses on the number of people on the deck, but the cause is usually a deck ledger that hasn't been properly fastened to the house. In the case of a recent deck failure in Nova Scotia, however, photos taken during the collapse indicate that a support beam actually buckled under the weight of the crowd on the deck above. Details in the photo are murky, but it looks like a beam splice might not have been located over a post. Should it have been? Read More