Townhouse Deck Extensions
Townhouse Deck Extensions
Posted as approved July 27, 2020
Review Process for Townhouse Deck Modification Projects
- Owners must send a detailed design plan to the Suncrest Village Townhome Association’s (SVTHA) Property Manager. Please call the office (304.598.5815) for the appropriate email address.
- The plan will be submitted to the Building Control Committee (BCC) for review.
- The BCC will review the plans within 30 days and make a recommendation (approve/reject) to the SVTHA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will review the recommendation and provide the final decision back to the requestor via the Property Manager.
- Owners must receive a formal approval notification from the Property Manager before work on the project can begin.
- Owners should arrange for “Miss Utility WV” (304-345-3959) to visit their property to locate and identify all electrical lines on the property – especially around electrical boxes – before digging. Typically, this is a free service.
Design/Construction Requirements for Townhouse Deck Modification Projects
- No construction may occur past the rear of the current deck per section 7.2b of the Declaration of Common Interest Community. Side extensions must be set in at least eight (8) inches from the unit boundaries.
- Materials for the deck are to be of the same type/construction/profile of the existing deck. Any deviations need to be resubmitted, along with the reason for the deviation, to the BCC for approval.
- Railing materials (and gate if desired) are to be of the same white composite construction, style, and profile as existing railing. Any deviations need to be resubmitted, along with the reason for the deviation, to the BCC for approval.
- Ground penetration checks are to be conducted prior to any digging to map utility lines/danger zones. Unit owner acknowledges there are underground utilities in this area and the owner assumes all liability for removal/reconstruction if access is required.
- Raised decks and stairs (if any) must include a railing of the same construction as the existing deck rails, that also meets the 2018 International Residential Code (2018 IRC) – see illustrations below.
- No construction modifications may block emergency egress (rear door or basement window well) from the unit.
- Unit owner shall provide a schedule of construction to the Property Manager to plan a post construction inspection. Inspection is to confirm adherence to the Association’s standards and not fitness/safety of the construction per section 11.14 of the Declaration of Common Interest Community. Unit owner is liable for all damages to unit and common area during or as a result of construction.
- Illustration 1: R312.1 and R312.1.2 – Code
- Illustration 2: R1312.1 – Drop Off and Guard Height Requirements