§ 13-196-530

Residential buildings – Foundations, exterior walls and roofs – Maintenance

The foundation, exterior walls, and exterior roof shall be substantially watertight and protected against rodents, and shall be kept in sound condition and repair:

a.

The foundation elements shall adequately support the building at all points.

b.

Every exterior wall shall be free of holes, breaks, loose or rotting boards or timbers, and any other conditions which might admit rain, or dampness to the interior portions of the walls or to the exterior spaces of the dwelling.

c.

The roof shall be tight and have no defects which admits rain and roof drainage shall be adequate to prevent rain water from causing dampness in the walls.

d.

The dwelling shall be in a rat-stopped condition, in accordance with Sections 7-28-660 through 7-28-730 of this Code, and shall be adequately protected against the entry of other rodents.

e.

All cornices, rustications, quoins, moldings, belt courses, lintels, sills, oriel windows, pediments and similar projections shall be kept in good repair and free from cracks and defects which make them hazardous and dangerous.

(Prior code § 78-51)

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