All due respect but you did NOT post any code reference or section that contradicted my initial advice nor is YOUR advice sound about different "codes" in general.
It IS true that the national goal of most major US model code agencies is to move toward the universal adoption of the International Codes Council codes for all of the US if not some other national universal code.
At present this goal is orchestrated and official US Federal Government policy implemented thru FEMA.
That a local jurisdiction can amend a State adopted national model code to suit their own special needs goes without saying, and is not the issue nor ever has been in this thread. It is here you confuse the topic.
What IS at issue is that drain tiles are not needed for slabs. If you'd like me to cite the sections of the ICC-IRC that plainly states this I will be more than happy to comply.
The PROBLEM is you have challenged my advice but offered no objecting code evidence at all.
Is there any objecting code evidence?
If so please then enlighten us.
To date you have not shown any.
As for your remarks about my 'tone', I have no intent to be combative or argumentative and I will not make an issue over my self-evident simple statement of code fact....but I will also not let stand that you have challenged me to present the code that supports my statements (which I have)....and yet have received no mutual treatment in return but a 'threat' about my 'tone' and an off topic argument about how local communities can amend or apply the national model codes to suit their jurisdictions.
So at the risk of being thrown of this board, but still with all dues respect to you, I am frankly offended by YOUR tone and failure to exact from me what you do not appear willing to exact from your own self.
With that, I will simply drop the subject and even change my mind and be quite thankful for the education "IF" you can provide the code sections that state that slabs indeed need drain tiles under ANY model or local code in the US....
In all humility,
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