Warnings about traveling con men offering same day driveways.
There are con men that travel Australia offering cheap asphalt work. They will usually turn up at your door step uninvited and state that they have just finished a job around the corner and have left over asphalt and would you like your driveway done for a cheap cash price. Another tactic these people use is to advertise on small signs that are placed on lamp posts or electricity poles that state you can get a cheap driveway for $16 per m2 (example), there is a mobile number to call.
Do not call these people they are con men. Do not be fooled these people will use all forms of media to deceive, Asphalt Concepts has had numerous calls about these people from unsuspecting citizens that have unfortunately parted with their hard earned money due to this scam, what you get is a unprepared surface with asphalt on top which will crumble the instant you drive on it. They also do the same thing with roof restorations so please only choose a contractor that has a good reputation in the community, has a website and advertising in the yellow pages or equivalent and it is also a great idea to do an ABN search.
If you are approached by one of these people call the Fair Trading QLD on
13 QGOV (13 74 68) or go to their website – www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au.