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IRC Protection of Adjoining Property

steveray

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Not directly.....I thought there might have been something in Ch1 that said if it didn't meet IRC you would use IBC.....but that might be stretch...but I would have to do some more digging with more info...What exactly is the issue?
 

Frank

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Would definately be a civil matter for the adjoining owner.

Can also look at Virginia Construction Code Sections 114 and 118 if it looks like it is creating unsafe conditions.
 

north star

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See if Section R401.3 [ in the `06 IRC ] will help.........Section R401.3 - Drainage: "Surface drainage

shall be diverted to a storm sewer conveyance or other approved point of collection so as to not create

a hazard..............Lots shall be graded to drain surface water away from foundation walls...........The grade

shall fall a minimum of 6 inches (152mm) within the first 10 feet (3048mm)."

IMO, ...surface drainage effects are in effect from the start of the project until the completion.

This would include erosion \ silt \ construction debris \ other.



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Francis Vineyard

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Answer for this question from another forum;

Virginia Construction Code (USBC)

310.3 Group R-5.





The construction of Group R-5 structures shall comply with the IRC. The amendments to the IRC set out in Section 310.6 shall be made to the IRC for its use as part of this code. In addition, all references to Section 101.2 in the IBC relating to the construction of such structures subject to the IRC shall be considered to be references to this section.

310.3.1 Additional requirements.






Methods of construction, materials, systems, equipment or components for Group R-5 structures not addressed by prescriptive or performance provisions of the IRC shall comply with applicable IBC requirements.



 

JBI

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Stromwater runoff may be regulated by other codes, rules or laws of the State...

For example, NYS has regulations issued under Environmental Conservation Law/Regulation with respect to stormwater management.

Not unlike our process with the Building Codes, adoption of a local law imparts authority and jurisdiction upon the local AHJ.
 
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