Underpinning a 100 year old Toronto home from 5’6” to 8’ ceilings is a daunting project for any contractor. Our project consisted of underpinning, waterproofing, sump pump and sewage ejector installation, increasing our city water service to 3/4” copper piping, as well as additional plumbing work. With any major project we undertake, we conduct extensive due diligence. For this particular project, we obtained no less than seven complete job proposals. Vlad and Bohdana, of Umbrella, set the tone right from our very first interaction all the way through to the end of the job and many follow up discussions thereafter. Umbrella’s quotation was clear and complete with Vlad answering many questions, providing references and recommending a superb structural design firm. Work started on time and the actual project duration was less than their competitors said the project would take. Umbrella’s trades people were clean, considerate and responsive and Vlad and Bohdana never hesitated to answer the phone or promptly return messages to provide status updates or take instructions. Umbrella’s work passed all city inspections and when the city had questions on one inspection, Vlad promptly provided all required clarifications. I unreservedly recommend Umbrella Waterproofing, Drains and Plumbing Solutions for your basement project.