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SlipHazards ToCodeorNotToCode

TheCode:

“ FloorSurface. Walkingsurfacesofthe meansofegress shalhaveaslip-resistantsurfaceandbe securelyatached.”-2015International BuildingCode-1003.4

“ General. Floorsurfacesshalbestable,firm,andslipresistant,andshalcomplywithSection302. Changesinlevel infloorsurfacesshalcomplywithSection3.3.”-2009ICCA117.1 (”AccessibleandUsableBuildingsandFacilities”)

Thecodesdonotspecifyastandardto determineifasurfaceisslipresistant. Thisessentialymakesslipresistancea materof“IknowitwhenIseeit.” Troweledconcrete,marble,andsmooth ceramictilearegeneralynotconsidered slipresistant.

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Inmostcases,broom-finishconcreteis consideredslipresistant,asaremost texturedrubberorneoprenesurfaces.

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*Pleasenotethisparticularcodeisinreferencetomeansofegress. PleasecontactyourArchitectorlocal codeoficial forSlipHazardsinPool Areasandadditional areasofconcern.*

Disclaimer: Regional BuildingCodesMayVary. ConsultyourEngineer,ArchitectorTownshipOficial forlocal requirements.

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