BCAB #1230 - Balcony/Roof Drainage
December 17, 1990
Re: Balcony/Roof Drainage
Reinforced concrete high rise apartment buildings with cantilevered exterior balconies one above the other.
Reason for Appeal
Sentence 4.2.1.(5) of the B.C. Plumbing Code requires all roof areas to be drained to the storm drainage system.
The appellant maintains that the uppermost balcony should be considered the same as the remainder of the balconies and drain to the integral drip edge, not to a storm drainage system.
Building Official's Position
No comments received.
Appeal Board Decision #1230
The Board does not consider balconies such as these are intended to function as roofs.
George R. Humphrey, Chair