Daily Archives: June 3, 2016

Lot Grading Update

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As everyone knows our condo complex has been undergoing grading for the last few years. Following contractual disputes last year we terminated the services of Do All Landscaping.
We are still working on getting quotes for the work this year.

What we have left to do:

  • Swale behind units 32-37 requires minor revision to slope
  • Downspouts on units 1-6 need to be rerouted to the swale behind units.
  • Sod, and rocks are not done behind units 18-19 and 24-25
  • Grading/Swale behind units 19-28 is not done and requires sod and rocks
  • Downspouts should be installed on all down pipes so that all the water drains away from the foundation
  • Grading and grass beside driveways of unit 58,99,121,127 need to be repaired
  • Settled area beside Unit 41(SE corner), Unit 42 (NW corner), Unit 69 (NE corner), Unit 140(east wall), Unit 149 (west wall), Unit 175 (east wall), Unit 158(west wall) need to be repaired

Basements, Bedrooms and Renovations

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Renovations

We have had a few inquiries about basement bedrooms and basement renovations.
To be clear there are a few hurtles to get over when renovating a basement.

First owners should put together a detailed plan with proposed electrical, sewage and water hookups listed.
The plan should have measured wall lengths and detail any windows.
The renovation plan must follow our Unit Renovation Policy. And be submitted in writing for board approval.

Basement renovations require permitting and inspection by a City of Edmonton.
An outline of all the City requirements for basements can be found on their basement permitting page..

For basement bedrooms a basement window is required to permit safe exit from the building in the event of a fire.
http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/documents/ss/STANDATA/building/BedroomWindowFAQ06.pdf
Unfortunately none of the units in the Stonebridge complex are capable of meeting this regulation. As such basement bedrooms cannot be installed in the complex.
Options for the basement include building a rec room, gym or a home theater. Bathrooms may be installed drainage permitting.

Big Bin by Garage 2

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Dumping Issue

Hello Everyone we are running the Big Bins again.
This time we have moved the bin to the visitor parking area by Garage 2. This is by units 20-24 on the east side of the complex.
We are running this one a little longer than usual do to demand. We have already emptied the bin once and we will keep the bin around until it is full again.