Asphalt Scams in Minnesota

It’s finally here. The time we’ve been waiting for, Summer! Summer in Minnesota means BBQs, time at the lake, bike rides and yes, asphalt scams.

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is warning Minnesotan’s to watch out for asphalt scams.

If somebody knocks on your door claiming that they’re doing a job nearby and they have leftover asphalt or concrete and will give you a pavement maintenance deal on your driveway or lot, don’t fall for it. These are typically scams, and they target both homes and businesses. They tend to overpromise and use high-pressure tactics for closing the sale.

With any company, we urge you to vet them thoroughly before approving to any discounted jobs. Odds are it’s a scam, and they’ll do very shoddy work and charge you more than they said they would.

According to Kare11.com,

BBB is warning both consumers and business owners that suspect asphalt firms will be here soon, trying to hustle jobs with half-truths and false promises. Operators often go door-to-door, claiming they have extra asphalt from a nearby project and they’ll pave or repair driveways at a discounted rate. In many cases, however, the quality of work is sub-par and the final bill can sometimes be double (or more) the original quoted price.

If you’re looking for a reputable property management company to fix up your property’s asphalt or concrete, contact us for a quote.

Read the full story here at Asphalt Scam Story on Kare11.com here.