Basement Development
Legal Basement Suites Featured Image
In today’s uncertain economy, many people are exploring alternative ways to generate extra income. One increasingly popular option is converting a basement into a legal suite. However, the electrical and building requirements for such suites vary depending on the city. Let’s compare the requirements in Edmonton and Sherwood Park. One of the key requirements for...
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Starting a Basement Development Project Featured Image
Home renovation season is upon us, and with the arrival of fall, thoughts turn to the impending cold weather and the projects ahead. Among the significant undertakings is often a basement development project. I’ve emphasized the importance of permits before, particularly Development permits, Building permits, and Electrical permits. To reiterate, in the province of Alberta,...
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Residential Electrical Permits Featured Image
In the province of Alberta, as per the Alberta Safety Codes Act and permit regulations, a residential electrical permit is mandatory for installing, altering, or adding to an electrical system. This implies that if you plan to construct a garage with electrical wiring or develop a basement, securing an electrical permit is essential. Now that...
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We Did a Basement Development Without an Electrical Permit Featured Image
Finding a basement development completed without an electrical permit has become commonplace in our findings. Everything from adding a basement bedroom to a full-blown complete development. Realtors and home inspectors are discovering that this problem is becoming very serious. Due to Item 6.1 (g) of the Alberta Real Estate Association residential purchase contract, which states...
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