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Donny Dipalma

The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati

Title: Certified Inspector

Hometown: West Chester, Ohio

Donny Dipalma from The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati

Donny is a Certified Inspector at The Basement Doctor.  He grew up in West Chester and now lives in Franklin Township with his wife.  

Donny was born in New Jersey and moved to Ohio 20 years ago.  He went to college in Cleveland, Ohio.  He met his wife in high school, and they have been together since 1999.  His wife is a 12 year Army Veteran.

Donny enjoys gardening, woodworking, and riding motorcycles.  He plays guitar, bass, and drums.

Donny enjoys helping people with problems they have in their homes. 

Customer Reviews
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  • By Jeff H.
    Xenia, OH

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    By Jeff H.
    Xenia, OH

  • By Gerald W.
    Bellbrook, OH

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    By Gerald W.
    Bellbrook, OH

  • By D. A.
    Beavercreek, OH

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    By D. A.
    Beavercreek, OH

  • By Mark B.
    Centerville, OH

    "Quick call back. Easy appointment. Donny DiPalma knows the product."

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    By Mark B.
    Centerville, OH

    Quick call back. Easy appointment. Donny DiPalma knows the product.

  • By Tom C.
    Centerville, OH

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    By Tom C.
    Centerville, OH

  • By Larri W.
    Dayton, OH

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    By Larri W.
    Dayton, OH

  • By April J.
    Dayton, OH

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    By April J.
    Dayton, OH

  • By Khaled E.
    Mason, OH

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    By Khaled E.
    Mason, OH

  • By Isaac S.
    Mason, OH

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    By Isaac S.
    Mason, OH

  • By Jean P.
    Franklin, OH

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    Franklin, OH

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Will most definitely request both of them for any future work. Their work ethic was very impressive." Read Full Testimonial

    John H. of Fairborn, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              We decided to try Basement Drs. Our foundational problem was serious and extensive. Just when we thought it was bad, it got much worse. However, they were able to come up with a plan to correctly address all the issues (which were many). Donny DiPalma and Matt came up with a plan that worked. Both Patrick Weatherholt and Mike Pritt (overseeing both projects) were really good and attentive in their work. They both displayed great integrity. Will most definitely request both of them for any future work. Their work ethic was very impressive.
    John H.
    Fairborn, OH
  • "They were very friendly, professional and kept everything cleaned up along the way!" Read Full Testimonial

    Richard B. of Springboro, OH

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              Andrew and Jared arrived early. They were very friendly, professional and kept everything cleaned up along the way! We also very much appreciated Debbie calling us with reminders since we scheduled for now late last fall, and to Donni for getting us started. Now, we don't have to worry anymore about a section of our patio crawling down our hilly backyard!
    Richard B.
    Springboro, OH
  • "We really appreciate their attention to detail and quick service. Highly recommend!" Read Full Testimonial

    Seth W. of Cincinnati, OH

    Customer Testimonial

              Donny, Rusty, Tyler, and Kellon did a great job on our basement. We really appreciate their attention to detail and quick service. Highly recommend!
    Seth W.
    Cincinnati, OH
  • ""I can't tell you how wonderful that your employee is..."" Read Full Testimonial

    Mary H. of Fairfield, OH

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              "I just had Donny here to check because I was having some water come into a closet and I can't tell you how wonderful that your employee is. It is not a problem that you can take care of because it is coming from above the foundation. But he explained to me exactly where the water was coming in what the problem was and how it could be fixed. Again, great guy, great service, I can begin to tell you how great it was to find a solution and know there was an answer."
    Mary H.
    Fairfield, OH
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • A sunken sidewalk slab is raised in Beavercreek, Ohio
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    A sunken sidewalk slab is raised in Beavercreek, Ohio
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    A sunken sidewalk slab is raised in Beavercreek, Ohio

    A sidewalk slab was raised in Beavercreek, Ohio.  A sidewalk slab that is not level can be a tripping hazard.  After the Polylevel Injection was done, the sidewalk looks brand new again. 

  • FlexiSpan Crack Repair System installed in Beavercreek, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair System installed in Beavercreek, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair System installed in Beavercreek, OH

    A homeowner in Beavercreek, Ohio noticed a crack a poured basement wall that was leaking some water.  The homeowner called The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati to find a solution to this problem.  The homeowner met with Donny, a certified inspector, who recommended that the FlexiSpan Crack Repair is installed.

    The FlexiSpan Crack Repair is a permanent solution to a leaking crack in the wall of a poured foundation wall in the basement.  The FlexiSpan Crack Repair starts with a bead of sealant to seal the crack.  This is the common way to repair a leaking crack.  The FlexiSpan Crack Repair goes a little further.  After the bead of sealant seals the crack, we apply a FlexiSpan Foam Drain Strip.  If there is any water that gets through the sealant, it will be wicked down into the drainage system below the repair.  The next layer is a flexible, sealant overlay.  This seals the complete repair and can flex up to 3/4" if there is further settling of the foundation.   This repair also has a layer of BrightWall over it to cover the repair.  BrightWall can also be used to cover the walls like typical paneling, but the advantage of this paneling is that it can drain wall leaks down into the drainage system below.  

  • Polylevel Injection used to repair a walkway in Beavercreek, OH
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    Polylevel Injection used to repair a walkway in Beavercreek, OH
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    Polylevel Injection used to repair a walkway in Beavercreek, OH

    We used Polylevel Injection to raise a sidewalk slab in Beavercreek, Ohio.  In this case, you can see how the sunken concrete slab has raised the stones on this walkway, causing a tripping hazard.  After the Polylevel Injection is done, the sidewalk is now flat and can now be walked on safely. 

  • CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System installed in Dayton, OH
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    CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System installed in Dayton, OH
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    CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation System installed in Dayton, OH

    A Dayton, Ohio homeowner wanted to have a vapor barrier, insulation installed in his crawl space.  The home was built in the early 1900s and had a dirt floor.  We installed CleanSpace Encapsulation System, with Drainage Matting, SilverGlo and Foamax insulation, and an EverLast Crawl Space Door.  These products will seal and insulate the crawl space and provide a moisture-proof barrier.

  • WaterGuard resolves water intrusion in Lebanon, OH
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    WaterGuard resolves water intrusion in Lebanon, OH
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    WaterGuard resolves water intrusion in Lebanon, OH

    A Lebanon, Ohio homeowner was having problems with water seeping into the basement through the seam of the wall and floor and called The Basement Doctor for a solution to this problem.  After meeting with a Certified Inspector, Donny, the homeowner decided to have the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System installed. 

    WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System is a piping system installed along the perimeter of the basement foundation to intercept water that is seeping in.  WaterGuard is designed to drain the water, unseen, into the sump pump system to be drained out of the basement.

    In these photos, you can see that the WaterGuard system is set into a trench that is dug out along the perimeter of the basement and then covered with a layer of cement leaving only a small wall flange exposed.

  • Concrete driveway slabs are raised using Polylevel Injection in Lebanon, OH
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    Concrete driveway slabs are raised using Polylevel Injection in Lebanon, OH
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    Concrete driveway slabs are raised using Polylevel Injection in Lebanon, OH

    These driveway slabs were raised using Polylevel injection. 

  • FlexiSpan Crack Repair used to repair wall crack in Vandalia, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair used to repair wall crack in Vandalia, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair used to repair wall crack in Vandalia, OH

    We installed the FlexiSpan Crack Repair System for a homeowner in Vandalia, Ohio.  The FlexiSpan Crack Repair System is a permanent solution for a leaking cracked in a poured foundation wall.  The FlexiSpan begins with a bead of sealant to slow down, if not completely stop the leaking.  Next, a FlexiSpan Foam Drain Strip is placed over the bead of sealant.  If there is any water that gets through the sealant, the water will be wicked down into the foam drain strip which is tucked into a drainage system installed below the repair.  A Flexible Sealant Overlay is applied over the foam drain strip to seal the complete repair.  Also installed was a BrightWall Panel.  BrightWall Panels can also be installed to cover basement walls like typical paneling.  The difference in the BrightWall Panels is that this paneling is made of a plastic material that will keep water from permeating into the basement and will drain any wall leaks down into the drainage system or waterGuard Basement Waterproofing System.   

  • Bowing Wall Stabilized in Covington, OH
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    Bowing Wall Stabilized in Covington, OH
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    Bowing Wall Stabilized in Covington, OH

    A homeowner in Covington had problems with a bowing wall in her basement.  In the before picture, you can see there were previous supports that were failing.  In the after picture, the PowerBraces have been installed. 

  • FlexiSpan Crack Repair System resolves leaking crack in a basement wall in Brookville, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair System resolves leaking crack in a basement wall in Brookville, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair System resolves leaking crack in a basement wall in Brookville, OH

    A Brookville, Ohio homeowner was having problems with a crack in the basement wall that was seeping water into the basement.  The homeowner called The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati and met with a Certified Inspector, Donny, to find a solution to this problem.

    Donny recommended that FlexiSpan Crack Repair System is installed to resolve this problem for the homeowner.  FlexiSpan Crack Repair has three layers of protection for a leaking crack.  First, the crack is sealed with a bead of sealant.  Next, a FlexiSpan Foam Drain Strip is installed over the crack.   The next layer is a sealant overlay that seals the crack from top to bottom and is tucked into the drainage below.  This is a permanent repair and it works every time. 

  • FlexiSpan Crack Repair to resolve a leaking crack in the basement wall in Cincinnati, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair to resolve a leaking crack in the basement wall in Cincinnati, OH
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    FlexiSpan Crack Repair to resolve a leaking crack in the basement wall in Cincinnati, OH

    A Cincinnati, Ohio homeowner had a crack in the poured basement wall that was leaking water and called The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati for a solution to this problem.  The homeowner met with Donny, a Certified Inspector, who recommended that a FlexiSpan Crack Repair System is installed to resolve this problem for the homeowner.

    The FlexiSpan Crack Repair System is a patented system from Basement Systems.  The FlexiSpan is a permanent repair and it works every time.  The FlexiSpan Crack Repair System starts with a bead of sealant.  This is a typical method for fixing a leaking crack a poured basement wall.  The bead of sealant will slow the leak if not completely stop the wall from leaking.  Here is where the difference comes in.  After applying a bead of sealant, the FlexiSpan Crack Repair System also includes two more steps.  The reason that this is important is that as the house continues to settle, the leaking crack may open up a little more allowing water to flow through again.  FlexiSpan Crack Repairs extra steps will ensure that the crack remains dry year after year. After the bead of sealant is applied, a FlexiSpan Foam Drain Strip is applied over the bead of sealant.  This Foam Drain Strip will wick any water that gets through the bead of sealant and will drain it down into the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System or drainage system that is installed below.  The Foam Drain Strip is covered by a Flexible Sealant Overlay.  The Flexible Sealant Overlay seals the complete repair and can flex up to 3/4 inch.  This repair was also covered with BrightWall Paneling.  BrightWall Panels can also be used to cover the basement walls to provide a semi-finished look and also help to drain wall leaks down into the drainage system.  

    Ask how the FlexiSpan Crack Repair, or our other patented waterproofing methods, may help to resolve your leaking basement walls.  

  • Water seeping from floor and walls resolved with WaterGuard in Versailles, Oh
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    Water seeping from floor and walls resolved with WaterGuard in Versailles, Oh
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    Water seeping from floor and walls resolved with WaterGuard in Versailles, Oh

    We installed the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System for a homeowner in Versailles, Ohio who was having problems with water seeping into the basement through the walls and the floor.  

    WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System is a sub-floor piping system that is installed along the foundation walls to collect the water that seeps in and will drain the water into a sump pump system to be pumped out of the basement.   

    In the photos, you can see that the water was seeping into the basement floor and making it impossible for the homeowner to be able to use the space.  The WaterGuard that was installed along the wall will now collect this water and drain it into the sump pump system and will keep the floor dry for the homeowner.

    Call The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati and schedule an appointment with a certified inspector who can help you chose the right products to resolve your basement water problems. 

     

  • A beautiful, dry basement in Cincinnati, OH
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    A beautiful, dry basement in Cincinnati, OH
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    A beautiful, dry basement in Cincinnati, OH

    We installed ZenWall Basement Paneling System and Elite Plank Flooring in a home in Cincinnati, Ohio.  

    ZenWall Panels are made of a 1/4" thick encapsulated fiberglass core with a reflective foil vapor barrier on the backside and a vinyl finish on the front side.  These panels are permanently attached to your basement walls and are used along with a perimeter basement waterproofing system to stop water vapor from penetrating into your basement.  These panels will drain wall leaks down into the WaterGuard Basement Waterproofing System and also give your basement a finished look.

    The Elite Plank flooring is made especially for the basement environment.  The advantage of using this carpet rather than traditional flooring is that it is made of an inorganic material that will never mold or rot.  The flooring is made to be able to handle the basement environment.

     

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The Basement Doctor of Cincinnati
10690 Loveland Madeira Rd
Loveland, OH 45140
1-513-331-7740
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