Homeowners, beware! Paving scams are on the rise! If you have a driveway needing some work, you may be prime real estate for a non-legit paver to move in on. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has issued a warning to be on the lookout for unsolicited contractors showing up at your door, offering to pave your driveway at a price that's super low. It's a one-time deal!.

According to a release:

These fast-talkers typically claim to have leftover asphalt from a nearby job. Then they offer a one-time deal that’s too good to pass up.

Yet after the project’s done, these shady contractors jack up the price and demand payment for what’s often shoddy work with substandard materials.

Yet after the project’s done, these shady contractors jack up the price and demand payment for what’s often shoddy work with substandard materials.

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If you're like me, we're "prime real-estate."

I've got cracks in my driveway that need to be fixed, ASAP, but, not by a shoddy scammer.

According to L & I, we should take the following precautions when hiring a contractor.

Verify contractors are registered.
Get three written bids.
Don’t pay in full until the job is done to your satisfaction.
Avoid contractors offering a special price for just one day.
Beware of contractors who solicit business at your doorstep, instead of you contacting them.
Get more tips and check contractor registration at ProtectMyHome.net.

Don't fall victim to ANY home repair scam. Do your homework. No paving company will come to your home unsolicited. You call them.

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