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DiPalma Plumbing And Rooter Service Complaint - Overcharged for work performed

Review by kittykatmom on 2010-01-10
CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK -- We were overcharged for work performed for a water main of service to our house. the contract was for originally $5,000.00 and then charged an addional $3100.00 after being told that the job was easier than expected. the water dept inspected and said the tap was repaired and not replaced. contractor said he had to tunnel under the street to the main but no evedence of this was seen by neighbor next door. Contractor would not not refund any money . this work was done in august, during the summer. took contractor to small claims but the judge took the contractors side without any documementation by contactor. just took his word for it
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-02-25
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2010-01-10:
Considering this is Buffalo in the winter, and the ground being frozen, more labor costs are involved, especially if there was no water service to the house at all due to the water main being frozen. I had to have a main water line replaced in January on a house I once owned due to it being frozen, thus no water to the house (I had to buy two 5-gallon jugs and borrow water from my next door neighbor so my grandmother and I could cook, sponge bath, and flush the toilet until the main water line was replaced.) Turned out, the main water line was not buried deep enough. If I had this work done in the summer, it would have cost about $3000 or so; because the ground was frozen, it cost me $5000 to have the line replaced.
Posted by Connoisseur on 2010-04-19:
DiPalma? I wonder it this is the DiPalma that painted my friends house. Within one month the paint was peeling. He took DiPlama to court in Newburgh. He had a video of the "brand new" peeling paint....THE JUDGE REFUSED TO LOOK AT THE VIDEO EVIDENCE. My friend felt that DiPalma paid the judge off under the table. How do you not look at the evidence? And then rule in favor of DiPalma. The modus operandi sounds very familiar.
Dipalma must have found greener pastures to find victims of his shoddy work.
Posted by kids1211 on 2013-02-25:
This DiPalma is in/near Buffalo, NY

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