The IRC prescriptive deck guide calls for decks taller than 6' to have diagonal bracing placed parallel (planar) to the beam from post to beam.
My deck, which is built with a beam on one side and a house-anchored ledger-board on the other, with joists running perpendicular to the ledger/beam, currently has this diagonal bracing running from beam to post. However, I am planning on screening in the underside of my deck and do not want the bracing there. I am looking for alternatives. I was told that I could run the deck boards diagonally instead, but my deck surface is already in place and I do not want to redeck the entire structure.
Are there other alternatives, such as a prefabricated bracket I could buy to replace the bracing?