Most technical provisions of the BC Fire Code describe how the code’s objectives and functional statements are achieved. However, some provisions, like this one, do not relate directly to a code objective. The following analysis is provided to assist in understanding of the provision.



Drainage of foundation walls enclosing crawl spaces whose exterior walls have less than 25% of their total area above exterior ground level open to the outdoors, where drainage is needed to control the ingress of water, in buildings to which Part 9 applies [see Sentence of Division A for application of Part 9].


To direct Code users to Subsections 9.14.2. to 9.14.4. which contain requirements regarding the drainage of foundation walls.