The company behind a new housing project in north Edmonton has started work to prevent further flooding on adjacent properties, one day after homeowners complained to CBC News.

Bala Balakrishnan, president of College Woods Developments, says his company will pay for any damage caused by construction in Lago Lindo.

"We want to be [a] very good neighbour and we will address any issues done by our construction personnel," he said. "If there is any problem, give me a call."

The homes in the new development were built on higher ground to give them walk-out basements.

The land now slopes towards the backyards of existing homes and neighbours say this causes water to flow into their yards and basements when it rains.

They claim that several fences were also damaged by construction.

Lago Lindo resident Joseph Gauthier says College Woods Developments promised to build a retaining wall and drainage channel last fall.

He’s happy the work has finally started, but said he wishes he didn’t have to go to the media.

The developer plans to complete repairs by the end of the month.