Quantcast
Basement Permits? - Beyond.ca - Car Forums
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Basement Permits?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary,AB
    My Ride
    2013 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Posts
    681
    Rep Power
    9

    Default Basement Permits?

    So did all you guys use sketchup to create your basement permit drawings? I am finding it to be very challenging to even get the basics done in this.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Calgary AB
    My Ride
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited
    Posts
    2,529
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    mspaint is what i used. Doesnt need to be anything fancy, especially since there won't be any load bearing walls, unless you are re-engineering

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary,AB
    My Ride
    2013 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Posts
    681
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Do you need to show the measurements of your walls or just the general layout, i got fed up with sketchup and managed to make the entire thing with visio

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Calgary AB
    My Ride
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited
    Posts
    2,529
    Rep Power
    18

    Default

    Yes you do need to show measurements. I just busted out a tape measure, measured all the walls and roughly where I wanted walls to be, and submitted it. As there is nothing structural they just approve it. Only thing you have to worry about is a 32" door for your utilities room (and all the doors along the way to the utility room if I am not mistaken, so you can bring in a new furnace etc), and at least 12" of clearance around the furnace, everything else doesn't really matter

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Elbonia
    My Ride
    Jeep of Theseus
    Posts
    6,274
    Rep Power
    21

    Default

    Yeah, they expect measurements but they're not going to bust out the tape measure during the inspection - they don't need to be super exact. Include door sizes, electrical outlet locations, CO/smoke detector locations, plumbing fixtures, and label the intended purpose of the rooms (bedroom, storage room, utility room, etc) as different rules apply to different rooms. eblend 's mention of the 32" utility room door is a good one as well.
    [__][( )][][][( )][__]
    [ OSPhoto ]

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary,AB
    My Ride
    2013 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Posts
    681
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    Well i submitted it online, it says within 7 days - how long did your guys permits take to approve. Do they then just let me print it off and stick it to the door or do I have to receive a letter?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Calgary
    My Ride
    2011 lexus is250 awd
    Posts
    375
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I used visio. I went down to city hall and it got approved on the spot

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    NW Calgary
    My Ride
    '15 Sienna, '04 XC90, '02 IS
    Posts
    322
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I did mine in 2014 using MS paint, wrote all the dimensions for the walls and submitted it at city hall. Had it approved before I left.
    2015 Toyota Sienna
    2004 Volvo XC90
    2002 Lexus IS300

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    58
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I used http://floorplanner.com. I submitted in January on a Saturday afternoon and received approvals Monday.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    edm
    My Ride
    2017 F150 - 1993 MR2 Turbro
    Posts
    156
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Graph paper and a pen. Old school!!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary,AB
    My Ride
    2013 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Posts
    681
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    got the approval back this afternoon.

    Our property line is 117cm away from window of bedroom although they still approved it with no questions asked so hopefully that means we wont run into a problem with inspection

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Calgary
    Posts
    1,101
    Rep Power
    14

    Default

    FYI there's a free program very similar to AutoCAD called DraftSight. Would work very well for stuff like this...
    dv/dt

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary,AB
    My Ride
    2013 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Posts
    681
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    A related question. So we are going away for 3 days during our basement Reno. I have cameras on the front and inside my house. I’m guessing there’s not really any real way to prevent theft if one of the contractors decides to break in and take something. I can alarm the house remotely for night time while I’m away from it.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    NW Calgary
    My Ride
    '15 Sienna, '04 XC90, '02 IS
    Posts
    322
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    A related question. So we are going away for 3 days during our basement Reno. I have cameras on the front and inside my house. I’m guessing there’s not really any real way to prevent theft if one of the contractors decides to break in and take something. I can alarm the house remotely for night time while I’m away from it.
    If it is a huge concern for you, you could ask for your key back and request they do not work for those three days. Keep the alarm on in that time, shouldn't impact your completion date much and I can't see why they would have a huge issue over it.
    2015 Toyota Sienna
    2004 Volvo XC90
    2002 Lexus IS300

  15. #15
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Calgary,AB
    My Ride
    2013 Toyota Highlander Sport
    Posts
    681
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    We are just going to get our Nanny to house sit for us and also look after the dog those days.

Similar Threads

  1. Obtaining Permits for Basement

    By nonofyobiz in forum Home and Garden
    Replies: 17
    Latest Threads: 06-09-2016, 10:02 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Latest Threads: 01-18-2011, 08:21 PM
  3. Behind the Wheel - February 28, 2007 - Disabled Parking Permits

    By skidmark in forum Society / Law / Current Events / Politics
    Replies: 2
    Latest Threads: 03-01-2007, 09:14 PM
  4. Temporary Permits for cars?

    By Fcuk in forum General
    Replies: 19
    Latest Threads: 11-27-2006, 01:51 AM
  5. Anyone Have U of C Parking Permits For Sale?

    By Weapon_R in forum Miscellaneous Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 0
    Latest Threads: 10-08-2003, 10:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •