Bel Rock Sealcoating Specialists:
- Member of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the National Pavement Contractors Association
- Locally Owned & Operated, We’re Here When You Need Us
- I.D.O.T. Approved contractor
- Products Designed for Asphalt
- Neat Workmanship & Courteous Attitude
- We Specialize In Asphalt Maintenance
- Fully Insured for Your Protection
- Substandard Products (Shiny in Appearance)
- More Sealer on Buildings and/or Curbs Than Asphalt
- Jack of All Trades-Master of None Quality
- Never Seen or Heard From Again
- Not Insured!!!
No matter if you are a residential or commercial customer there are pavement “rip-off artists” and unscrupulous contractors looking for you. Here are a few tips on common scam tactics and how to avoid those “fly by night” contractors. First a very basic rule. NEVER contract any job on impulse…no matter what the good reason or “today only” bargain seems to be.
- The #1 trap to avoid is the old “left over materials” line. Someone stops by and says they have some materials left from another job and offer you a great deal right now. Reputable contractors calculate materials carefully and seldom have more than a small amount of “leftovers” never enough to do an entire other job.
- Beware of “fancy” trucks with small equipment carried on light “utility” type trailers. (Sealer tanks should always be cylindrical shaped NEVER square and should have continuous agitation etc.)
- Look out for prices by units. Bids quoted by “gallons, square feet, etc.” are usually rip-offs waiting to happen. Do you know pavement work well enough to know for sure how many units the contractor used? A common ploy is to charge per gallon for sealcoating. Run from these guys. A good contractor gives firm bids with a “total” price for the completed job.
- Beware the non-local. Does it really make sense for a contractor with out of state license plates or from many miles away to be at your door or office?
- Does the deal sound to good to be true? It usually is.
- There are too many others to list but remember the basic rule. Use common sense and never decide “right now” on a job you didn’t ask for first.
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