BCAB #1292 - Foamed Plastic as Fill Beneath Crawl Space Ground Cover
September 22, 1992
Re: Foamed Plastic as Fill Beneath Crawl Space Ground Cover
The project in question is a single family dwelling in which an artificial crawl space has been constructed to reduce the floor area ratio and bring the dwelling into compliance with the zoning bylaw.
Reason for Appeal
The appellant has used foamed plastic blocks as fill under the concrete skim coat in the crawl space and the building official has insisted on sand fill and will not approve the foamed plastic.
The appellant contends the foamed plastic is an acceptable fill material and points out that is used as fill in road construction.
Building Official's Position
No comments were received from the building official.
Appeal Board Decision #1292
It is the determination of the Board that the Building Code does not prohibit the use of foamed plastic blocks as fill material below the skim coat in a crawl space.
George R. Humphrey, Chair