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shall conform to the requirements specified in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Section 7.02: Excavation and Fills
Excavations or fills for any buildings or structure and excavations or fills accessory
thereto shall be so constructed or protected that they do not endanger life and property.
Cut edge for permanent excavations shall not be steeper than 1½ horizontal to 1 vertical and slopes
for permanent fills shall not be steeper than 2 horizontal to 1 vertical unless substantiating data justifying
steeper slopes are submitted. Deviation from the foregoing limitations for slopes shall be permitted only
upon the presentation of a soil investigation report acceptable to the Building Official.
No fill or other surcharges loads shall be placed adjacent to any building or structure unless such
building or structure is capable of withstanding the additional loads caused by the fill or surcharge.
Footings or foundations which may be affected by any excavation shall be underprinted adequately,
or otherwise protected against settlement, and shall be protected against lateral movement.
Fills to be used to support the foundations of any building or structure shall be placed in accordance
with accepted engineering practice. A soil investigation report and a report of satisfactory placement of
fill, both acceptable to the Building Official, shall be submitted.
(b) Protection of Adjoining Property.
Any person making or causing an excavation to be made
below existing grade shall protect the excavation so that the soil of adjoining property will not cave-in or
settle and shall defray the cost of underpinning or extending the foundation of buildings on adjoining
properties. Before commencing the excavation, the person making or causing the excavation to be made
shall notify in writing the owners of adjoining buildings not less than 10 days before such excavation is
to be made that the excavation is to be given access to the excavation for the purpose of verifying if their
properties are sufficiently protected by the person making the excavation. Likewise, the person causing
such excavation shall be given access to enter the adjoining property for the pose of physical
examination of such property, prior to the commencement and at reasonable periods during the progress
of excavation. If the necessary consent is not accorded to the person making the excavation, then it shall
be the duty of the person refusing such permission to protect his buildings or structure. The person
causing the excavation shall not be responsible for damages on account of such refusal by the adjoining
property owner to permit access for inspection. In case there is a party wall along a lotline of the
premises where an excavation is being made, the person causing the excavation to be made shall at his
own expense, preserve such party wall in s safe a condition as it was before the excavation was
commenced and shall, when neces...
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2013 for the course ARIDBE AR taught by Professor Any during the Fall '12 term at Mapúa Institute of Technology.
- Fall '12