My friends new house has a large flat roof and i have noticed that the drain pipe for the roof above just has a pipe running to the flat roof and is then left to dispell it water on the roof.
Is this normal or should it run to another gutter.
The only gutter i could run it to would be where the sink waste comes out and would this be ok?
Thanks for your help.
I actually disagree. My opinion is that if you direct water discharge from a higher level roof onto a flat roof, you will promote premature failure of the flat roof covering as it is working twice as hard.
In periods of summer rain, the flat roof can also dry out quite quickly, but the rain water may trickle fromt eh raintater pipe for some time, this will cause temperature differences in the felt (assumed) (ie cold where wet and warmer where dry) and will also act to cause failure.
There should not be an issue of discharging storm water into foul, so you solution sounds Ok, and certainly better than the current situation.
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