The news says "rusty nails".
Wouldn't staiinless steel screws been the right thing to use on an ocean-front property? Or galvanized screws if there are such things?
Do people properly use nails for decks? If they had used galvanized nails,how long before the salt air rusts them? Or does rusty imply that they were not galvaniized?
And finally, what does salt air mean? The sodium and the chlorine are both floating in the air? Seems hard to believe, but when I had a salt-water aquarium, salt would pile up outside the glass, all the way from the top to the bottom of the 10 gallon aquarium iirc. The water never splashed or overflowed so how did the salt get outside the aquarium?
A friend took me sailing, and I woudn't take my new, good camera out of its bag while on the sea because I didnt want the salt air to damage it, but I know other people use their cameras on salt-water boats. Don't they risk damage? He was annoyed at me, because he wanted me taking pictures of him in his captatin's cap etc.