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18.40.020. Footing and foundation drainage

            (1)        Drains shall be provided around all concrete, masonry, and wood foundations that retain earth and enclose habitable, unfinished, or usable spaces located below grade.  All design criteria for the drains shall comply with the Layton City standard for footing/foundation installation.  In addition, all installations of the drainage systems shall comply with the currently adopted editions of the International Residential Code and International Building Code respectively, or as specifically designed by a geotechnical engineer currently licensed by the State of Utah to practice such.

            (2)        These drains shall discharge by gravity or mechanical means into an approved drainage system that complies with the currently adopted edition of the International Plumbing Code.

            (3)        A land drain system shall be provided to each parcel of land where footing and foundation drains are required.  It shall be the responsibility of the general contractor of such structures noted above, to connect to the land drain system and have that connection inspected by Layton City.

            (4)        Exception:  A drainage system is not required when the footing/foundation is installed on well-drained ground and sand/gravel mixtures according to the Unified Soil Classification System, Group I Soils, found in the International Residential Code and as determined by the City Engineer and as deemed appropriate by the Building Official.

Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 02-62, Amended, 10/17/2002
Ord. No. 15-07, Amended, 5/7/2015

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