Chaparral Estates

"A Great Place to Live"

Chaparral Ridge Terrace SE

Calgary, Alberta

The Walkabout was completed on May 7, 2018.  The items listed here are projects your Board is working on.
2018 Projects

2018 On going Projects

There are no ongoing projects.  All projects have been completed or deferred.

2018 Completed Projects

Street Lights:
Since the front street light was replaced and it lit up the roadway so well, the Board has decided to have all the lights replaced with the same light head for consistency. 

UPDATE: The new lights were installed September 25, 2018 and look FANTASTIC.  The new lights are a directional light that provides more light to the street.
Front Entrance Light:
There were complaints that the front entrance street light was not bright enough and could cause a traffic hazard.  It was replaced with a brighter and high efficiency LED light.  
The Board will be inspecting the downspout located by each front door connected to the weeping tile that terminates into the front lawn area.  The constant freeze and thaw cycle is causing dangerous ice build up by the front doors.  If your unit is designated as getting a trellis you will be notified via email.

UPDATE: All the trellis being installed this year has been completed.  There may be some minor repairs made, touch-up painting, etc, that may still occur.

This project has been deemed completed for the 2018 summer season.
Line Painting:
The visitor parking lines will be repainted.  This is expected to be completed by May 31, 2018.

UPDATE: Line painting was completed May 18, 2018

Road Repairs:
The Board will inspect the roadway during the May 2018 walkabout to determine what repairs are needed.

UPDATE:  All-Star Paving has been contracted again to crack fill and make some specific repairs to our road.  Every effort will be made to give you advanced notice however, in some cases, this is very difficult.  You can expect to see repairs within the month.

UPDATE: Crack filling and other road repairs were completed on May 25, 2018.
Concrete Steps and Approaches:
The Board has invited the vendor that applied the concrete application to our pitted steps and cracked approaches to the Walkabout to inspect the product.  

The Board is aware that some of the approaches and steps have cracked.  This will be addressed during the Walkabout.

2015 UPDATE:  The Board is currently collecting quotes to have the cracked/damaged approaches fixed.

2015 UPDATE: We are having issues in getting quotes to complete this project.  Any new updates will be posted here.

2015 UPDATE: We have found a reliable vendor to address our crumbling approaches and steps.  We are also exploring the option of a pebble finish on the steps.  

All steps and approaches in need of repair and/or requiring sealant will be addressed by September 15, 2015.

2015 UPDATE: The Board is considering a different application to the steps and approaches.  It is a pebble epoxy coating that is more aesthetically pleasing and has claims of being more durable.  One unit has been chosen to have this application applied.  The Board will monitor its durability over the winter to determine if this is a good fit for our community.

The remainder of this project will be deferred until next year, 2016.

2016 UPDATE The Board will investigate the new epoxy coating that was applied last year to see how it held up.  

Any new updates will be posted here.

2016 UPDATE: The Stoneeffects application used last year has stood up to the elements Calgary has thrown at us over the year and the steps and approach still look great.  Your Board has decided to continue using this application to all the the steps and approaches in need of repair.

All of those units that have been assessed as needing repair will be contacted separately via email to advise them of the process.

We anticipate this project being completed by the end of August 2016.

2016 UPDATE: The Vendor, Pro Properties, will be on site the week of July 25, 2016 to begin the repair of the steps and approaches.  If scheduling allows, they will be on site sooner.

2016 UPDATE:  The project has been delayed.  Expect work to begin the week of August 2, 2016.

2016 UPDATE: The application of the Stoneeffects requires there to be a curing time.  This curing time cannot include water.  With all the rain we have been getting makes it difficult to plan this application.  Pro Properties has this on their priority list.  When there is a dry spell expected this project will begin.  Because this project is so weather dependant there may be little to no notice when application begins.

2016 UPDATE: Eight steps and walkways in the community have begun the Stoneeffects process.  An issue has arisen regarding the steps and walkways becoming very slippery when wet.  The Vendor is investigating solutions and will have one shortly.  In the mean time it is asked that you please refrain from using your front steps and walkway until the process is completed.

The remaining Units that were earmarked after the Walkabout to have their steps completed this year may have to wait until next spring to be finished due to time constraints relating to weather.

2016 UPDATE: A solution to the slipperyness was addressed by adding a concrete additive to the final sealant coating.  The product has become grippy and deemed appropriate.

The remaining sixteen steps (twenty-four in total) were added to the slate this year.  We are hoping that the weather hangs on for a few more weeks to complete the steps that were started.  

The remaining steps will be reassessed in the spring 2017 Walkabout along with the project budget.

This project is deemed completed for this year and the remaining steps are deferred to next year.

2017 UPDATE: Your Board will review the application applied in 2016 and speak with Residents that had the application applied.  During the Walkabout all steps and approaches will be reviewed to determine what, if any, steps will be completed.

2017 UPDATE: The Board has appointed a Sub-Committee to assess the remaining steps and approaches to determine which ones are in need of being addressed this summer.  If your unit gets placed on the list you will be notified about start dates and what to expect.  Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience to you.

Stay Tuned ...

2017 UPDATE: The Sub-Committee has assessed each unit and presented its recommendations to the Board.  The Board will make a decision on which units will be completed this year.  Each owner that will be affected this year will be contacted directly.  

This project is deemed completed for this year.  The remaining units will be deferred for next year(s).

2018 UPDATE: The remaining steps will be inspected during the walkabout scheduled in May 2018.  Those getting a step and approach facelift will be notified.

The steps that are being repaired, resealed or getting a first application of StoneEffects have been either started or finished.

This project is deemed completed for the 2018 summer season.

2018 Deferred Projects

Replacement Vinyl Siding:
During the walkabout scheduled for 2017, your Board will inspect the siding to determine if it's worthwhile to consider replacing this year. 

Any updates will be posted here.

2017 UPDATE: The Board reviewed the Reserve Fund Study conducted in 2015 where the Engineer stated that our siding should have a life span of 20+ years.  The Board will revisit this project in 2 years (2019) to determine whether the siding should be repaired.  This project will also include the parging project.

2018 UPDATE:  During the May 2018 walkabout the Board will inspect the siding to determine whether the siding project should start in 2018 (this summer).  Further information will be posted here.

2018 UPDATE:  The Board has created a committee to review the siding products available, determine what is needed in our community, and provide a report to the Board so we will have a full scope of work when we tender the job.  This process will take the majority of the summer/winter which will delay this project until next year.

Stay tuned for updates next project season.

2018 Cancelled Projects

There are no cancelled projects at this time