BBB: Need a new driveway? Be on the lookout for asphalt paving scams | Business

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If your driveway needs paving or repairs, don’t trust just anyone to do the job. BBB Scam Tracker contains numerous reports of unscrupulous contractors who swindled homeowners by offering what appeared to be a “good deal”. Homeowners ended up with shoddy pavement; some contractors took the money without doing any work at all, which, in many cases, added up to thousands of dollars. BBB advises consumers to research companies before deciding on any contractor.

“It’s never wise to make an impulsive decision, particularly when spending a significant amount of money”, Mechele Agbayani Mills, President and CEO of BBB Serving Central East Texas said. “It’s certainly worth it to do your homework to ensure the contractor you choose has a reputation of completing high quality projects.”

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