We've had alerts from two readers in Gig Harbor who said they're suspicious that a driveway paving scheme that bit homeowners in Eastern Washington has crossed the Cascades.
Both of those readers said they were approached by sales people who said their companies had just completed nearby paving or resealing projects. They told the homeowners that they were willing to offer them a discounted price to rehab their drives because they already had equipment, workers and leftover materials in the neighborhood.
That’s the same sales pitch some dishonest companies have been making east of the mountains, the Washington Attorney General’s Office said last week. Neither reader accepted the offer of low-cost services, so they can’t report whether the results were satisfactory, but it’s wise to be wary when a company uses that rationale to offer its services.
In Eastern Washington, some companies that made that offer did inferior work and then disappeared when homeowners were trying to get them to return for corrective work.