Danny Manley

Danny Manley is the Owner and President of AquaProof, Inc. He founded AquaProof in October 2002 on his belief that he could offer a great service at a great price with better quality than was currently being used by other companies in the waterproofing and drainage business. Danny has worked in this industry for over 35 years and takes great pride in the company he has created around family.


DJ Hyde

We first met Tiffany from AquaProof at the Cincinnati Home and Garden Show. She introduced me to Danny Manley who was very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He visited my home, gave us a fare estimate and scheduled the work. It was very clear from our interaction that Danny is a great family man and that he cares a great deal about his customers, his employees, his city and his Country. When the project began the AquaProof team was led by Josh who was extremely professional and answered all our questions. They did a great job and cleaned up every day even though it was bitter cold outside. I glad to recommend Danny, Josh and the entire AquaProof team.

James E. Lang

Nov 2019 Aquaproof / Danny & team are exceptional professionals. Work done with precision & care, on schedule. Job estimate closely matched fair real cost.

Sandie Blessing

I cannot say enough about this wonderful company and its crew!! Why did I wait so long to get this problem finally fixed??? . . . . James came out to access the situation and provided an estimate based on his visual findings and potential additional issues if warranted once the yard was dug up on the side of the home. Luis and Dave and their crew were so professional, prompt, VERY respective of property not only for me but my neighbor's as well. The problem was solved after their 2 days of putting in a french drain, exterior sump pump and fixing a glass block window issue that that installer said to "live with." They work so well together as a team, knowledgeable at their craft and go above and beyond returning the yard like they had never been there and aesthetically it looks so nice!! I was truly amazed and so grateful for their excellent work!! Like most customers, I waited for the next rain storm to see if the repair worked and it did. The basement did not have a drop of water in it!!! Thank you Aqua Proof - I will recommend you to all my family, friends and neighbors.

John Schueller

Thanks to Danny and Crew...We had a BAD leak in the basement in our Church - I bet I sucked and pushed hundreds of Gallons of water out of that basement. I got Vestry approval to get 3 bids on this job. The last bid was the best bid. AquaProof saved the day - It's been a year or so and even with the very wet spring we have had in 2019 OUR BASEMENT IS DRY. Danny and crew - Thanks for everything you did for our church.

Gloria Lennon Freeman

AquaProof did a wonderful job correcting water issues in our basement. It’s been at least 8 years and our basement is dry as can be. The price was worth every penny. The work was done quickly and the efficiently. I’ve recommended AquaProof to many friends. Thank you to a wonderful company.

Richard Wellbrock

AquaProof is a company I would recommend to anyone for any water/drainage issues. After talking to Danny who explained in layman"s terms what he suggested needed to be done, I was convinced he was the man for the job. The job was started on time, the men were conscientious about their work, and showed me what and why they were doing during the project. I appreciated their patience with my questions. Neat, orderly, and VERY Professional in their work.

I know I made the right choice in having AquaProof do this job.I would highly recommend them to anyone who is dealing with water/drainage problems!!

F. Wade

AquaProof completed a project for me on 05/08/19 - 05/09/19 that entailed the implementation of the following:

(1) The addition of a French drain system around the exterior of my driveway to capture the ground water from my driveway as well as the downspout and ground water from my neighbors house which is at a higher elevation than my house.
(2) Installing a new sump pump line to from my house to the catch basin due to the failure of the existing line.
(3) The capture and disbursement of water from two down spouts away from my house.

These three issues combined to pretty much turn the rear and outer portion of my driveway unusable during small and medium rains and a small pond during heavy or prolonged rains. Basically, I had an issue with too much water congregating on and around my driveway that would take days to resolve and that put undue stress on the sump pump to address.

I talked to multiple landscapers and water proofing companies about the implementation of a French drain system to address my issues and they all left me with a sense of uneasiness in their ability to adequately address the problem as well as the cost associated with addressing the issue. They all seemed to want to direct the water to the rear portion of my property which already has water related issues. In my conversations with the county engineers prior to calling any contractors, I'd already received the most viable approved high-level approach to handle my water problems.

When Mr. James, representing AquaProof, came through for our scheduled appointment, I showed him a couple videos of my water issues during a heavy rain and he pretty much came up with the system/approach that I'd previously discussed with the engineers a couple months earlier. He had his pen and pad and sketched out how the system would look and where the water would be routed to. He didn't try to over complicate the explanation and told me it was doable but that there was a >90 wait before they could get to me because to the time of year, delays due to rain, and previously booked clients but i felt comfortable decided to give a check for down payment and to get an expected date.

The job was scheduled for two days and on the first day, the crew got to my house around 9:00 AM ready to go... Mr. Luis was the on-site foreman with Ricky, Brandon, and Nick making up the group that were going to do the work. Mr. James was with them as well to introduce Mr. Luis and shortly there after he left after reviewing "again" the work that I'd signed up for with Mr. Luis, himself, and me and the group was actually digging and addressing the down spouts within 10 minutes after their arrival.

I'm not going to explain what they did but I will make the follwoing points:

- They used a 3 foot long level to ensure there would be adequate drop to allow for flow of water away from the house. While the majority of the other contractors talked about having a 15 to 20 inch drop from the starting point of the system to the street, these guys were closer to 4.5 to 5 feet by the time they connected end of the system to the catch basin.
- They used both machine and men with shovels to dig the trench for the pipes. It was wide enough to lay the two PVC pipes for the down spouts and the sump pump on the outside and the perforated pipe for catching the ground water between them. There was a mesh system implemented as well that ensured the corrugated would not be clogged up with mud. I'm a stickler for detail so I was very impressed with the "crispness" of the trench walls and the flatness of the floor. All during the implementation, they kept making sure the slope was correct provide maximum draw of water away from my house for both the neighbor's yard and my driveway.
- They hauled away about a half a dump truck load of soil and replaced it with crushed stone on top of the pipes along the rear and exterior of the driveway. At this point, I'm very comfortable making the statement that this thing would be able to take a swimming pool amount of water being poured anywhere near it without even putting a strain on it. I'M WAITING ON THE FIRST BIG RAIN JUST TO SEE THIS THING WORK. VERY SIMPLE BUT ALSO VERY EFFECTIVE...

The crew was awesome!!! I'm a curious person by nature and wanted to understand the rational behind why certain steps were taking and different materials used and they had no problems answering my questions while they were working. They worked hard and long too on that first day. Even though Mr. Luis was the foreman, he worked just as much as the other guys in the crew and each guy worked several different jobs while on the project. They were courteous and respectful to me and generally seemed to enjoy working with each other on the project.

All in all I have to say that there was a great deal of work done to address my issues and I'm glad I chose AquaProof to do the work. I've had couple neighbors stop by and ask about the work and I stated that I highly recommend them if there are water related issues around their house that need to be addressed.

Andy Homan

I hired Aquaproof to fix a problem: Water in the basement. I did not realize the value I got for the cost. From the start, easy conversation, complete answers to questions, and clearly defined plans. Details -how wide the work area would be, how shoring worked to protect the men, the equipment used, and the quality of the work force – everything stated in the beginning was accurate.

I was able to watch much of the work. Amazing. The use of equipment and tools, the interaction of the team, the role of leadership all was consistently interesting to observe. Why? Because of the quality of work and workmanship. Maybe this sounds ideal. It is not. I have observed many crews working and the work they do. Not many have the focus and work ethic I observed.

The work does bring a mess. But the mess is contained. There is equipment on site during the work but it is made as much out of the way as possible. The crew worked more than eight hours a day. Due to rain, the work took a day longer than the projected time. Weather affects the work. Rain can interrupt and delay.

Over the time between hiring and completion I have several interactions with the office staff. The staff was knowledgeable and provided answers that were either dead on accurate or affected by unknowns such as weather and what might be discovered underground once excavation starts. At all times the ladies in the office were both professional and easy to work with.

Quality work backed by knowledge is excellent. Most everything costs more than I want to pay. I see now the result is worth the cost.

Vince Costello

This is a testimonial long time coming. In 2004 we had just recently bought a ranch home in the Mt. Airy neighborhood and the following spring we were met with water coming into our basement every time it rained. When I think of water coming into the basement I think of cracks in walls, but we had water coming up from the drain tile on the outside of our house into our basement window wells and then coming in though the sides of the windows in the basement. The basement had water everywhere and we could not store any belongings safely in the basement, which all resulted in mold growing on furniture in our basement. Danny quickly came out and showed us the builder who will go unnamed failed to install proper drain tiles and drainage system all around our house and had never connected the sump pump to the drainage line outside of the house. He himself and his team dug up around 3 sides of our house and did a superb job fixing our drainage issue and stopped any water from coming into our house from that point forward. It is now 2018 and we have had "0" water in our basement since then. I could not be more pleased with the work that was done in an efficient timely and professional fashion.

Wagers John

We are a homeless shelter for men and women in Queensgate area of Cincinnati, Aquaproof came to our facility and stopped our 100 year old building from having water in the basement every time it rains! They were able to do a massive job of removing concrete out of our basement, bringing all the materials into our building and do the work without causing much interruption to our daily activities. Everyday when they left they cleaned up as though they were never here. They did all the work promised, and it looks fantastic! We cannot thank Aquaproof enough for the work that they did, not only did they help the shelter out but they ensured that the homeless community of Cincinnati have a nice warm DRY spot to sleep during the bitter cold Cincinnati winter. Thank you Aquaproof Inc. for an amazing job!

Scott Hageman

I recently had Danny Manley, with Aquaproof work on my mothers House. The old farmhouse I grew up in has leaked in the Basement for all of my life, Danny and his team came out and fixed the walls, put in drainage, and completely dried in my mothers Basement. Mom is so happy to finally have a dry basement. Now she can use her basement for storage. And what ever else she wants to do in the Basement. She said it was like having a new house. Danny Manley and Danny's Team worked hard and kept the yard and the basement clean and dry during construction. Danny's workers were polite and courteous.

Thank you Danny, you did a great job.

David Wallace

I had a standing water in my basement that I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. I misdiagnosed it as a foundation issue. I called several dry proofing companies who came out and couldn’t figure out the cause, but were willing to sell me waterproofing systems for up to $14,000. Aqua proof came out and was more interested in identifying the root cause and not just sell a system. I asked how much it may cost and he refused to make a sales pitch until the true problem was identified. As it turned out, he referred us to have someone look at our furnace which solved the problem. Saved thousands.

Scott Hageman

AquaProof Inc has done a wonderful job fixing you mothers 62 year old basement Problems. Danny and his crew were very Prompt, they kept the basement clean during the construction process. They were professional and courteous. There is no water leaking in the basement, my mother has not had a good clean dry basement for years. She is so happy. Thank you AquaProof.

Nathan Morris

What can I say. Great Job from start to finish. I called Aquaproof simply because our church parsonage was needing some crack repair. Scheduled the appointment and Danny came out and told me what needed to be done. The things that were needing to be done were, put in a new sump pump pit, route drains away from house, and repair some decent size cracks in the walls.

To my amazement, Danny looked at me and said, "Don't worry about this problem anymore, I'm going to take care of this for the church. It's going to be on me. Wow!!! I wasn't expecting that. A guy who I had never met was going to take care of the water problem at his own expense to help the church.

The guys came out and took care of the work. Done an excellent job. Cleaned Up great. Answered any questions we had and had great attitudes.

Also wanted to commend Tiffany and Tracy for their excellence of communicating with us. They kept us posted on everything going on.

So thanks again Danny and company for all that you have done. Awesome Job!!!

Dan Diedling

Aquaproof was recommended to me. Danny came out and told me exactly what the problems were and how they could fix them. They did a awesome job. Stabilized 2 walls in basement. Did some foundation repair and routed all my down spouts and sump pump lines out away from house. The crew was very professional and kinda fun. They knew what they were doing. Cleaned up great. Had some heavy rain last week or so and not a drop came in. Now I can get my basement living again. You want the job done right and affordable give them a call. Thanks Aquaproof.

Melissa Townsend

I called AquaProof because I have had terrible drainage issues around the house and the garage. The cinderblocks on the garage foundation had started to pull apart and ultimately allowed a large snake to inhabit the area. Not cool. I was also having various miscellaneous drainage issues in front of the garage and between the garage and the house.

Danny came out to give me a free estimate on the separating cinderblocks and that was so reasonable, I decided to have a drain installed at the front of the garage and another drain between the house and the garage. We also ended up waterproofing the one side of my basement. The cost was more reasonable than I had anticipated.

The crew arrived at 8am on the dot and were very professional. They patiently answered my numerous questions and were more than happy to explain what they were doing and why. They did an amazing job and I have been excitedly showing the work off to my neighbors and on social media. I am very pleased with how nice everything looks and I no longer dread the spring monsoons.

Mary Bussell

Aquaproof was recommended to me. I had a problem with water coming in on one side of my basement when it rained. Danny came over, explained exactly what the problem was and gave me a detailed plan of how he could fix it. And it was at a price I could afford. It's been a month and we have had quite a bit of rain. My basement is dry and I am enjoying the full use of it. The workers were very professional. They came in on time, did the work and restored everything back to the way they found it. Thanks so much, Aquaproof!

Tim Roettgers

Excellent Service! Rick and Brent and their staff were awesome!! I had my basement water proofed on 2/15/2016. They showed up promptly at 8 am and was completely done by 8 pm. The crew was knowledgeable, friendly, respectful and very neat! They cleaned up great, My basement is completely dry, I'm so confident now with every rain because I know my basement is leak free. I would highly recommend Aqua Proof. True Professionals.

David Barthold

I spoke with Danny at the Home&Garden show recently. He was very easy to converse with and very knowledgeable about Blue Angel sump pumps. He provided me with a lot of useful information on the best method to buy the pumps with the least cost in mind. Being a DIY type guy I truly appreciated that low key,no pressure style of providing me with sales and contact info on how to purchase and with options to install the sump pump.

Ted Jenks

AcquaProof was called because of an excellent result provided my neighbor. Their service was prompt, thorough and efficient. They corrected a problem that I thought had been taken care of by someone else several years ago.

Mike Brownfield

I called AquaProof because I was sick and tired of cleaning up a watery mess in my basement every time it rained. Danny came to my house, determined the problem and gave me a free estimate. Withing a week his team was out to my house and in one day ended a problem that had plagued me since I moved in. That was 8 years ago. To this day I've not had a drop of water enter the basement. I was so pleased and confident with the work that I turned that area into a Family and bedroom.

Randy Dieter

Aquaproof waterproofed entire house and stabilized a 40' wall nearly two years ago. No hyperbole on the sales pitch... just straight forward facts. I couldn't have ask for better service. They returned within 24 hours to repair minor adjustments and within four hours for a major drainage block, they had no way of knowing about in advance. Aquaproof is a serious company that stands by its work. They followed up to ensure we were completely satisfied. Hats off to the company and it's hard working employees. Thanks, gentlemen!

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Community Involvement

Sharonville Christmas Fund

For the 2016 Holiday Season AquaProof partnered with the Sharonville Christmas Fund. Through this program AquaProof adopted a family and we were given a list of the needs and wants of the family. This is very different from programs we have done in the past however, it was a wonderful experience and one we will do again! The list was complete with names, ages, grades, clothing size, favorite color and hobbies. Everyone had 2 needs listed and the kids had spots for wants. The needs were heart breaking as all of the kids needed coats, underwear and socks...things a lot of us can take for granted. Having the list we knew exactly what to purchase so the needs of the family would be taken care of and were able to get the kids the gifts they have been dreaming of!


Click to see the Certificate of Appreciation issued by USMC. Click to see the letter of 1st Sgt Alex Brinker (USMC) AquaProof Inc made a donation to the USMC in an effort to help Marine’s from all over the country take part in the Marine Birthday Ball. Our Military forces work hard to protect and deserve a day of their own.

Lighthouse Food Pantry Christmas Toy Drive

Lighthouse Church is located in Hamilton, Ohio and serves the city with over 30,000lbs of food each month to the community. AquaProof was able to help with the Christmas Toy drive to help these families provide their children with a Christmas they would forever remember.

Warren County Junior Fair

AquaProof is proud to help with youth organizations like the Warren County Junior Fair. By purchasing livestock the youths in the program are provided the funds needed to continue their journey in the farming community.

Matthew 25 Ministries Tornado Relief

The girls in the office went to Sam’s Club and loaded up the SUV with items that the tornado victims were in great need of! Every Donation counts….we all need to do our part and help those in need!

Western Row Elementary School

AquaProof donated two Bengals Tickets to the Western Row Elementary Schools silent auction in an effort to help the school raise money. The tickets were a hit and went for more than face value at the auction! Thank you to the wonderful elementary students that made this beautiful Thank You sign for us.

Toys for Tots – 2014!!

This year we are helping Toys for Tots with their Christmas toy drive! We will be helping in three different ways:

  1. We have already supplied the funds for three phones and service plans to local Marines that are donating their time to Toys to Tots to get new donation sources, pick up donations, store donations and to distribute them.
  2. Our office on Mosteller Rd will be a drop off site for donations
  3. AquaProof will be making a $50 donation per job completed during the months of October and November. We are projected to complete 35 to 45 jobs in that two month span which will come to a donation of between $1,750 and $2,250!!!!

Please help us make Cincinnati’s children have the best Christmas possible! For more information or to donate feel free to call our office @ 513-459-5400.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is AquaProof, Inc.?

AquaProof, Inc. specializes in interior/exterior waterproofing and drainage issues. AquaProof was founded on the principle of doing top quality work, fair prices, no sales gimmicks, and no high pressure sales. All of our Sales Representatives have worked in the field before and know the industry from many aspects. Our installers truly take pride in their work and want to deliver the best experience possible for you and your home.

How long have you been in business?

AquaProof, Inc was founded on October 9th, 2002 by Owner and President Danny Manley.

Is AquaProof, Inc insured?

Yes, AquaProof, Inc. is insured by American Insurance Strategies. We are more than happy to provide additional information upon request.

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Why should I contract AquaProof, Inc?

We at AquaProof Inc, are experts at evaluating and fixing your waterproofing and drainage problems. We stand behind our work with a Lifetime Transferable Warranty as we know our systems will stand the test of time if they are maintained.

Is your work guaranteed?

Yes! We have a Lifetime Transferable Warranty with NO annual fees! Many of our competitors offer a Lifetime Warranty but have an annual fee to keep the warranty valid. We do have a small warranty transfer fee due when transferring the warranty to a new owner which can be made by the seller or the buyer within 60 days of the settlement date.

Do you offer coupons or discounts?

We have many offers out there like Referral Discounts and Rewards, Angie’s List member discounts, and a discount on our website to name a few.

What are all the services that you offer?

Our services range from exterior/interior basement waterproofing, permanent crack repair, sump pump installation, yard lines (french drains), interior/exterior crawl space waterproofing, beam installation for bowing walls, pier installation for sinking foundations, window well drains, downspouts, 6” gutters, and gutter cleaning.

How much will a residential drainage system cost?

Unfortunately, this question has a huge range so it is impossible to answer without details on your particular situation. Our systems are customized to fix your issues; we do not have one system that we apply to everyone’s issue.

Who will be supervising my project?

Each jobsite is assigned to a foreman who will be in charge of the project and the crew on the site. Your Sales Representative will also make visits to the site to make sure everything is going as planned and to answer any questions you may have.

Do you provide free consultations or estimates?

Yes, we provide free estimates to homeowners and require all owners of the property to be present when we come out to give the estimate. If a home is in a buying/selling situation there is a small fee for the estimate as the estimate is usually used as a bargaining tool from our experience.

What about phone lines, electric lines, gas lines, and other utilities that are in the path of my project?

By law, we are required to contact the Ohio Utilities Protection Service (or similar organization in your area) before beginning any digging project. They will come out and spray paint or mark with flags all public lines in your yard. Any private lines to pools, sheds, or lamp posts will have to be marked or pointed out as best as possible when the crew arrives. AquaProof Inc is NOT responsible for repairs to any damaged private lines or sprinkler systems. If we hit a line we will notify you of where it was hit and do our best to try and repair the line.

Can we finish our basement with confidence that it will stay dry?

Yes! We stand behind our work and that is why we can offer such a great Lifetime Transferable Warranty! However, new problems can arise and we can only stand behind the work we performed. Things like new homes in your neighborhood, new patios, or other new construction items can all change the layout of the land around you. This will cause a change in the flow of water and could mean an increase in water coming onto your property.

Can I just paint my walls with waterproofing paint instead?

We highly recommend that you don’t! Doing nothing about a water problem would be a better solution than painting the walls/floors with the waterproofing paints. These paints allow the water to build up in your foundation walls since the water can no longer go through the walls. This build up causes more damage than the water simply running through your walls as it causes the foundation to deteriorate faster!

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