Ed the Roofer sent me this direction; hopefully y’all can complete the task @ hand.
I have a house that is being paid out as a hail claim by the insurer - the client house has one dead valley where two valleys meet for around a 3’ horizontal section & another area where for around 12", a heavy dose of cement was put @ the bottom of the valley where it meets a stucco wall.
My issue is that in talking to the adjuster (inside adjuster; I wasn’t there when the inspection was performed as the client contacted me post)… in talking to the adjuster, they won’t pay for these changes unless it’s required by code.
I also have another house with a 5’ wide brick chimney that is 11 years old & it does NOT have a cricket of any kind. In this case, the adjuster said they WILL pay for a cricket provided I can show documentation of this being required.
Finally, house # 3 has a cricket, however this component is in really really bad shape. I guess this situation isn’t so much a “find me a requirement” as a commentary; it’s a hand fabbed cricket & how this thing passed inspection when the house was most recently purchased (this client has been in the home just over 1 year now & the chances of it going to Helena Handbasket inside of 1-1/2 years is remote, @ best.
Does anyone have any idea where in BOCA or Southern Standard or any other code guide that I can find documentation on where a cricket or dead valley is required? (I mention cricket because I have another house - AllState - that has a 60" wide chimney, bricked, without one & IIRC, these are required for all chimneys 30" & wider; has been code since around '82 or so).
Here’s some photos of the job(s):
Here’s the first area:
& The stucco section, a proposed remedy detailed:
The metal section would continue as one fully sautered component around the corner & down the slope, but I can’t really show that on this one photo…
This next photo is from a different house - chimney with no cricket (home built around 11 years ago). The adjuster tells me he’s pretty sure the client has $ 5K allowed for “code compliance” & this would also apply for stuff like cedar shake shingles which, in our market, get removed in favor of decking & shingles.
Finally, this last house has a generically craptacular cricket that’s in serious need of replacement (along with a lot of trim issues).
Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of this bunged up cricket from an angle, but the center piece is gapped on each side where it lays over & it’s about one inches worth of a fishmouth on each side @ the center of the layover. Also, the edges @ the trim have rusting. The trim on this chimney (in a lot of areas of the house, not just the cricket) need replacement, however you’d think that insurance should pay for the trim R & R (remove existing & @ least labor to put the same piece back on, if not replace with new).
So, anyone have opinions or information on code they can share? I need to get these first two completed pretty soon… the first one (dead valleys) being the most important one I have cooking right now.