Building Code of the Philippines(1)

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Unformatted text preview: used structurally in excavations, footings and foundations shall conform to the requirements specified in Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Section 7.02: Excavation and Fills (a General. 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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