Don’t Get Caught in an Asphalt Paving Scam
Spring and summer are the time when homeowners and business owners have their parking lots and driveways repaved or sealcoated, or both. It is also during this time when asphalt scams are the highest. Traveling pavers begin appearing, looking for work and scamming people into believing they are real paving contractors.
Follow these tips so you don’t get trapped in their scam:
- Travelers will go door-to-door looking for business, claiming they have “left-over pavement” from a known site.
- They offer to pave your driveway at a reduced price and ask for “cash only” payments.
- Traveling pavers will not offer a written contract and will not prove he/she is a licensed contractor.
- Ask for a business card and verify the information. Check references and contact the Better Business Bureau if you are still unsure.
- Don’t make a final payment until you receive a lien waiver stating that the contractor has paid the subcontractors and suppliers. Also, don’t make a payment if you are not completely satisfied.
- If the price seems to low, the quality of the pavement and process will most likely be very low as well. Don’t accept an offer just because it seems reasonable. Request at least 3 quotes before accepting anything.
An asphalt driveway that is paved by a professional contractor, like Wolf Paving, will last for many years. Wolf Paving ensures the satisfaction of their customers and stands behind the quality of their work.
For more information on asphalt paving services, contact the experts at Wolf Paving.