BCAB #1230 - Balcony/Roof Drainage

December 17, 1990

BCAB #1230

Re: Balcony/Roof Drainage

Project Description

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.

Appellant's Position

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