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(a) Masonry veneer applied to wood-frame walls shall have a minimum thickness of two inches and a height of not more than thirty-five feet and shall be anchored to the wood frame with noncorrodible metal ties spaced every fifth course vertically and not more than sixteen inches apart horizontally.
An air space shall be provided between the veneer and the wood construction. Weep holes and termite shields shall be provided.
(b) Common acceptable exterior veneers may be applied if approved by the MMB or if prior approval was obtained. A permit is required for exterior thin veneers, such as, but not limited to, aluminum, vinyl, steel, etc. When a permit is issued, the exterior veneer must be complete within six months after the time the building permit is obtained.
(c) The masonry above openings shall be supported by arches or lintels of metal or masonry, plain or reinforced, which shall bear on the wall at each end for not less than six inches. Stone or other nonreinforced masonry lintels shall not be used unless supplemented on the inside of a veneered wall with iron or steel lintels or with suitable masonry arches or reinforced masonry lintels carrying the masonry backing.
(d) Steel or reinforced masonry lintels shall be of sufficient strength to carry the superimposed load without deflection of more than 1/360 of the clear span.
(e) Masonry arches shall have at least a one-inch rise for each foot span, except when properly constructed jack arches are used, and shall be designed to carry the superimposed load. Proper provision shall be made for resisting lateral thrust.
(Ord. 42-1981. Passed 2-23-81.)