[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 1-19-1993 as amended 12-17-2002 by Ord. No. 5591 (Art. III, Ch. II, Section B, § 3.44, of the 1993 Code); amended in its entirety 4-17-2018 by Ord. No. 7464, effective 11-1-2018. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, as amended by § 422-2 of this chapter, published by the International Code Council, Inc., shall be and is hereby adopted by reference as the rules and regulations for the design, construction, alteration, addition, quality of materials, erection, installation, repair, location, relocation, replacement, conversion, movement, enlargement, equipment, use, occupancy, or maintenance of all buildings and structures for detached one- and two-family dwellings, multiple single-family dwellings (townhomes) and buildings and structures customarily accessory to the foregoing in the City of Crystal Lake. All terms and conditions contained in the International Residential Code, 2018 Edition, and amendments thereto, published by the International Code Council, Inc., shall be part of the ordinances of the City of Crystal Lake the same as if they were adopted verbatim.
The following sections of the International Residential Code are hereby revised and amended as follows:
Section 101.1, Title: Insert "City of Crystal Lake" as the name of jurisdiction.
The building permits section of Section 105.2, Work exempt from permit, is amended as follows:
The mechanical permits section of Section 105.2, Work exempted from permits, is amended as follows:
The following is inserted as Section 18.104.22.168: Fence repairs. Repair or replacement of up to two fence panel sections or three support posts.
The following is inserted as Section 22.214.171.124: Roof repairs. Repair or replacement of up to an aggregate of 200 square feet of roofing material.
The following is inserted as Section 126.96.36.199: Siding repairs. Repair or replacement of up to an aggregate total 200 square feet of siding material.
Section 105.5, Expiration, is amended as follows: Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance or after commencement of work if more than 180 days pass between inspections. The Building Official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. All permits for new single-family construction and additions not specifically listed below shall become invalid if not completed within one year from the date of issuance. Permits for roofing, siding, sheds, decks, windows, furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, pools, fireplaces, driveways and similar minor projects shall become invalid if not completed within six months from the date of issuance. See Chapter 241 for applicable fees.
Section 108.2, Schedule of permit fees, is amended as follows: On buildings, structures, electrical, gas, mechanical and plumbing systems or alterations requiring a permit, a fee for each permit shall be paid as required, see Chapter 241, Fees.
Section 108.5, Refunds, is amended as follows: The code official shall not authorize the refunding of any fee paid, except upon written application filed by the original permittee not later than seven days after the date of fee payment.
Section 112.1, General, is amended as follows: In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations make by the Building Official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall be and hereby is created a board of appeals. The board of appeals shall consist of the City's Administrative Law Judge.
The remainder of Section 112 after 112.1 is deleted in its entirety.
Section 113.4, Violation penalties, is amended as follows: Any person who violates a provision of this code or fails to comply with any of the requirements thereof or who erects, constructs, alters or repairs a building or structure in violation of the approved construction documents or directive of the Building Official, or of a permit or certificate issued under the provisions of this code, shall be fined as set forth in Chapter 248, Fines.
Section 114.2. Unlawful continuance, shall be amended as follows: Any person who shall continue any work in or about the structure after having been served with a stop-work order, except such work as that person is directed to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition, shall be fined as set forth in Chapter 248, Fines.
The following definitions in Chapter 2 shall be amended:
The following definitions shall be inserted into Chapter 2 in alphabetical order:
The Manual J Design Criteria portion of Table 301.2(1) is deleted.
Section 312.2.1, Window fall protection, window sills, is amended as follows: In dwelling units, where the top of the sill of an operable window opening is located less than 20 inches above finished floor and greater than 72 inches above finished grade or other surface below on the exterior of the building, the operable window shall comply with the following:
Operable window openings will not allow a four-inch-diameter sphere to pass through where the openings are in their largest open position.
Operable windows are provided with window fall prevention devices that comply with ASTM F2090.
Operable windows are provided with window opening control devices that comply with Section R312.2.2.
Section 313.1.1, Design and installation, is amended as follows: Automatic residential fire sprinkler systems for townhouses shall be designed and installed in accordance with NFPA 13D.
Section 313.2, One- and two-family dwellings automatic fire sprinkler systems, is deleted in its entirety.
Section 401.3, Drainage, is amended as follows: Surface drainage shall be diverted to a storm sewer conveyance or other approved point of collection that does not create a hazard. Lots shall be graded to drain surface water away from foundation walls. The grade shall fall not fewer than six inches within the first 10 feet. Grading, drainage, or both, shall be performed so that the water will drain away from the building on all sides and off the lot in a manner which will provide reasonable freedom from erosion and pocketed surface water. Construction of walks, driveways, retaining walls, patios, fences and similar structures shall be installed so that they will not interfere with drainage. Grading and drainage shall be subject to the approval of the City Engineer or his/her designee.
The following is inserted as Section 401.4: Sump pump and downspout discharge. When a sump pump or gutter downspout is not connected to the City storm sewer, it shall be discharged at a point located no closer to the abutting property line than one-half the overall distance as measured between the building and the abutting property line. The discharged water shall not be allowed to directly flow across walking or street surfaces. When the point of discharge is located within five feet from the abutting property line, the discharge pipe shall be directed to the front or rear of the property. The City Engineer or his/her designee may vary the requirements of this section if warranted by site conditions.
Section 401.4, Soil tests, is amended as follows: Soils tests shall be required on all new construction. The test shall be done by an approved agency using an approved method. Soils reports shall be submitted for review and approved before footing and foundation placement. Soils test requirement can be waived by the Building Official.
Exception 3 in Section 403.1.4.1, Frost protection, is deleted.
Section 507.3.1, Minimum size, is amended as follows: The minimum size of concrete footings shall be 10 inches.
Table R507.3.1, Minimum Footing Size for Decks, is deleted in its entirety.
The exceptions in Section 507.3.2, Minimum depth, are deleted in their entirety.
Section 507.9.2, Lateral connection, is amended as follows: Lateral loads shall be transferred to the ground or to a structure capable of transmitting them to the ground. Where the lateral load connection is provided in accordance with Figure R507.9.2(1), hold-down tension devices shall be installed in not less than two locations per deck elevation or change in deck height, within 24 inches of each end of the deck. Each device shall have an allowable stress design capacity of not less than 1,500 pounds. Where the lateral load connections are provided in accordance with Figure R507.9.2(2), the hold-down tension devices shall be installed in not less than four locations per deck elevation or change in deck height, and each device shall have an allowable stress design capacity of not less than 750 pounds.
The following is inserted as Section 609.1: Replacement windows and doors. All replacement windows and doors shall be connected to the water-resistive barrier of the structure by one of the following methods or a combination thereof:
Section 905.1.2, Ice barriers, is amended as follows: In areas where there has been a history of ice forming along the eaves causing a backup of water as designated in Table R301.2(1), an ice barrier shall be installed for asphalt shingles, metal roof shingles, mineral-surfaced roll roofing, slate and slate-type shingles, wood shingles and wood shakes. The ice barrier shall consist of a self-adhering polymer-modified bitumen sheet used in place of normal underlayment. The ice barrier shall be a minimum of 72 inches wide or extend from the lowest edges of all roof surfaces to a point not less than 24 inches inside the exterior wall line of the building, whichever is greater.
Exception: Detached accessory structures less than 200 square feet not containing conditioned floor space.
The following are inserted in Chapter 44, Referenced Standards, in their appropriate sections in alphabetical and numerical order:
The following is inserted as Chapter 45, Swimming Pools: