Unified Development Ordinance, 4th supplement, September 2017

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 22 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 11. ​BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE | Article 11.6. ​Housing Code Sec. 11.6.3. ​​Minimum Standards for Basic Equipment and Facilities b. Girders, floor joists and sills shall be properly supported and reasonably level. c. Girders, floor joists and sills shall not be decayed, overloaded, sagging or broken so as to adversely affect the structural integrity of the floor framing system. d. Flooring shall be weathertight without holes or cracks which permit excessive air to penetrate rooms. e. Flooring shall be reasonably smooth. There shall be no decayed or fire damaged material so as to adversely affect the structural integrity of the flooring system. f. There shall be no loose flooring. g. Floors shall be reasonably level. h. Every toilet compartment, bathroom, kitchen and other similar floor surface shall be constructed and maintained so as to permit such floor to be easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition. The floor surfaces shall be covered with a non-absorbent material and be made watertight. 4. Walls, Exterior a. There shall be no wall in which the plumb line from the top to the floor exceeds 3 inches out of plumb. b. Walls shall be structurally sound. c. There shall be no broken, cracked or fire damaged structural members. d. There shall be no decayed, insect-damaged or termite-damaged studs. e. All siding shall be weathertight, with no holes or excessive cracks or decayed boards which permit excessive air or moisture to penetrate rooms. f. There shall be no loose siding. g. All exterior surfaces, including but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trim, balconies, decks, and fences shall be maintained in good condition. Exterior surfaces not inherently resistant to deterioration shall be treated with a protective coating or covering and maintained in good repair to prevent deterioration. Exterior wood surfaces other than decay-resistant woods shall be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment. Peeling, flaking and chipped paint shall be eliminated and surfaces repainted. All siding and masonry joints as well as those between the building envelope and the perimeter of windows, doors and skylights shall be maintained weather resistant and watertight. All metal surfaces subject to rust or corrosion shall be stabilized and coated to inhibit future rust and corrosion. Oxidation stains shall be removed from any exterior surfaces, except for surfaces designed to be stabilized by oxidation. h. Approved corrosion-resistant flashing shall be provided in the exterior wall envelope in such a manner to prevent entry of water into the wall cavity or penetration of water to the building structural framing components. Aluminum flashing may not be used in contact with cementitious material or treated woods. i. Only standard building materials deemed acceptable by general building standards as set forth by this UDO, the North Carolina Building Code, the North Carolina Residential Code, and as confirmed by the Inspector, shall be used to repair exterior walls. 5. Walls, Interior a. The interior finish shall be free of holes and cracks which permit excessive air or moisture to penetrate rooms. b. No loose plaster, loose boards or other loose wall materials shall be allowed. c. Only standard building materials deemed acceptable by general building standards as set forth by this UDO, the North Carolina Building Code, the North Carolina Residential Code, and as confirmed by the Inspector, shall be used on a wall to prevent air or moisture intrusion. d. There shall be no decayed, insect-damaged or termite-damaged studs. e. There shall be no broken or cracked studs or other broken or cracked structural members allowed. f. Only standard building materials deemed acceptable by general building standards as set forth by this UDO, the North Carolina Building Code, the North Carolina Residential Code, and as confirmed by the Inspector, shall be used to repair interior walls.

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