§ 96.026  STAIRWAYS AND PORCHES.
   No dwelling or dwelling unit shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of this chapter unless the following conditions are met.
   (A)   Every flight of stairs and porch is free of holes, grooves and cracks which are large enough to constitute possible accident hazards.
   (B)   Every stairwell and every flight of stairs which is more than 2 risers high has rails not less than 2 feet 6 inches, measured vertically from the nose of the treads to the top of the rail, and every porch which is more than 2 risers high has rails not less than 3 feet 6 inches above the platform.
   (C)   Every rail and balustrade is firmly fastened and is maintained in good condition.
   (D)   No flight of stairs has settled more than 1 inch out of its intended position or has pulled away from supporting or adjacent structures.
   (E)   No flight of stairs has rotting or deteriorating supports.
   (F)   The treads of every flight of stairs are uniform in height.
   (G)   Every stair tread is sound and is securely fastened in position.
   (H)   Every stair tread is strong enough to bear a concentrated load of at least 400 pounds without danger of breaking through.
   (I)   Every porch has a sound floor.
   (J)   No porch has rotting or deteriorating supports.
(Prior Code, § 96.21)  (Ord. 3337, passed 8-7-1961)  Penalty, see § 10.99