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The owner of any premises shall comply with the following requirements:
(A) Foundations, walls, chimneys, roofs, and other exterior surfaces. Every foundation, chimney, exterior wall, roof, and all other exterior surfaces shall be maintained in a professional state of maintenance and repair.
(1) The foundation elements shall adequately support the building at all points;
(a) All structural members shall be maintained free from deterioration and shall be capable of safely supporting the imposed deal and live loads; and
(b) All foundation walls shall be maintained plumb and free from open cracks and breaks and shall be kept in such condition so as to prevent the entry of rodents and other pests.
(2) Every exterior wall shall be free of holes, breaks, loose or rotting boards or timbers, and any other conditions which might admit dampness to the interior portions of the wall or to the interior spaces or structures.
(3) All exterior wood surfaces or exterior surfaces constructed of a material other than wood which needs paint or protective cover or treatment to protect the surface from the elements, other than decay-resistant woods, shall be protected from the elements and decay by paint which is not lead-based paint or by other protective covering or treatment.
(4) (a) The roof shall be tight, impervious to water, and have no defects which admit water or dampness to the interior of the building. No building roof shall be used for storage of any materials, things, or objects unless approved by the enforcement officer; and
(b) Roof drains, gutters, and downspouts shall be maintained in good repair and free from obstructions.
(5) All exterior surfaces shall be of a material manufactured and processed specifically for use in a weather-exposed location, including roofing, exterior painted wood, masonry, exposed redwood and other suitable materials. Exterior walls shall be maintained and kept free from dilapidation, including those conditions caused by extensive cracking, tears, or breaks and by extensively deteriorated plaster, stucco, plastic, brick, wood or other materials or combinations of materials.
(6) The exposed surface of exterior walls on a building above ground level shall be maintained in a professional state of maintenance and repair, which will provide both sufficient covering and sufficient protection of the true surface underneath against its deterioration. Without limiting the generality of this section, an exposed surface shall be deemed not to be maintained in a professional state of repair if either of the following conditions exist:
(a) The painted surface area is blistered, cracked, flaked, scaled or chalked away and such conditions, extend over more than 25% of the surface area of any plane or wall or area, including porch trim, cornice members, porch railings and such other areas;
(b) More than 10% of the pointing of any masonry chimney or more than 25% of the pointing of any masonry wall is loose, has fallen out or otherwise does not exist; and
(c) All metal surfaces which can rust or corrode shall be shall be tight, impervious to water, have no defects which admit water or dampness to the interior of the building, and be structurally sound.
(7) Any exterior surface required to be repaired under provisions of this section shall be repaired in its entirety to make it weather-tight, watertight and rodent and insect proof.
(B) (1) Stairs, porches, decks, and railings. Every outside stair and every porch and deck shall be constructed in a professional manner, shall be capable of supporting a load, and shall be maintained and kept in a professional state of maintenance and repair.
(2) Stairs, steps, porches, decks, handrails, balustrades, and guardrails deemed hazardous by the enforcement officer shall be corrected so as to be in a state of maintenance and repair.
(C) Windows, exterior doors, basement hatchways. Every window, exterior door, and basement hatchway shall be kept weather-tight, watertight and rodent/insect proof and shall be kept in a professional state of maintenance and repair.
(1) Every window shall be fully supplied with window panes which are without open cracks or holes.
(2) All window screens shall be in good condition and without open tears or holes.
(3) Every window sash shall be in good condition and fit tight within its frame.
(4) Every exterior door, including but not limited to a storm door, shall have hinges and a latch which shall be in good condition and capable of keeping the door closed at all times. Every exterior door shall be maintained in a professional state of maintenance and repair. If the exterior door requires screens or storm windows, the screens and storm windows shall be provided and maintained in good condition and without tears or holes.
(5) Every exterior door when closed shall fit tightly within its frame.
(6) Every window, door and frame shall be constructed and maintained in such relation to the adjacent wall construction as completely to exclude rain or similar elements and to substantially exclude wind from entering the structure.
(7) Every basement hatchway and window opening shall be maintained in a professional state of repair and shall be so constructed and maintained as to prevent the entrance of rains and surface drainage water into the structure, prevent the entrance of animals, whether domesticated or non-domesticated, and shall be rodent-proof and insect-proof.
(D) Decorative features. All cornices, belt courses, corbels, terra cotta trim, wall facings, and similar decorative features shall be maintained in good repair with proper anchorage and in a safe condition.
(E) Overhang extensions. All overhang extensions including but not limited to canopies, marquees, signs, metal awnings, fire escapes, standpipes, and exhaust ducts shall be maintained in good repair and be properly anchored so as to be kept in a sound condition.
(Ord. 336, passed 6-6-2016)