Lateral braces resist movement away from the house; these are installed from each post to the side of a joist.
Whenever the decking is installed perpendicular to the joists instead of diagonally, the author uses 2x6 V-bracing to resist racking. The V-braces are attached to each joist with two screws. V-bracing is also used with many brands of grooved composite decking, which is typically installed with clips that do not resist horizontal forces.
In cases where Y-bracing will obstruct views from doors or windows under the deck, the author substitutes rated metal T-straps at column-to-beam connections.
Using a Lite Steel beam enabled the author to eliminate a view-obstructing post in this deck project.
Carpenters set the joists for a freestanding deck; the band will remain spaced away from the brick veneer wall.