Asphalt Scams – Asphalt Driveway Paving Scams

The Most Common Ways Asphalt Installation
Contractors Rip Us Off And How To Avoid Them ™





If you’ve ever had an asphalt contractor knock on your door and tell you “We have extra asphalt leftover from the last job”! There’s a good chance you could have been taken by a very common asphalt scam if you would have said yes!


The #1 most common way asphalt contractors scam us! The worst part is most people don’t even realize they’ve been scammed until it’s too late.

 


If you have a long one lane driveway, make sure you watch this video! You’ll be amazed by the tricks that some asphalt scammers will pull to increase their profits and rip us off

 


The bait and switch warranty! This is the subtle but effective asphalt scam!

 
 


Is the cheapest price ever the best deal? A low, low price in THIS business should ALWAYS raise red flags! Find out why!

 


A driveway is only as good as the investment into the preparation. How much excavation and grading does YOUR driveway need?

 


Driveway overlays are a great way to save money versus removing and replacing your existing driveway. But could an overlay actually cause more problems for you in the future? Find out now!


A handshake and a smile! It used to be that you could trust a man for his word. Can you still? Find out the details to look for in your contract to make sure you’re getting the job done right!

 


Don’t put yourself at risk of losing everything you have just to save a few dollars. One of the biggest risks of them all is hiring an asphalt driveway scammer that doesn’t carry insurance!

 


With all of this information about asphalt scams and how the asphalt scammers operate, how do you know who you can trust?

 

Asphalt scams rob people of their hard earned money each and every year. Unfortunately, most people don’t find these asphalt scams videos, or the eBook until it’s too late. We do our best to make it easy for people to find these videos on the latest paving scams of 2010, paving scams of 2011 and paving scams of 2012 to try and help as many people avoid getting ripped off by these scammers as possible.

**A very important note. At first we referred to some of the scams as gypsy scams, gypsy paving scams and gypsy pavers. However, there are some people of gypsy descent who feel as though using gypsy and scams together is a racist type of reference. With that in mind, we don’t refer to the paving scammers as gypsies or gypsy scammers. We do however still reference the terms because there are those out there who use the term innocently, not knowing that they are a little sensitive and claim to be offended by it. Also… it’s not just “gypsies” that rip people off. There are plenty of fly by night contractors that aren’t of gypsy descent that rip homeowners off too! These videos are not in any way targeting those of gypsy descent. We want to make sure we help to educate as many homeowners about these asphalt scams as possible, so our use of the term is only to make it easy for those who are seeking help to find these videos and avoiding getting ripped off by any scam, whether it be an asphalt paving scam or any other type of asphalt scam.

  • Vicki

    WOW. I learned a lot from these videos. We had someone come to our door and I started the process of checking them out. That’s when I came across your website. I know what I should expect now. Thanks for the great information. 

    • patmatt

       Your welcome Vickie! Glad we could help!

  • Guest

    Had one come to my office. I told him I was going to count to five and let my 120 lb German Shepherd dog loose. He didn’t move as fast as I could count. I wonder what kind of insurance Gypsies have?

    • patmatt

       They’re insurance is about as good as their good work… it doesn’t exist!

    • Jereme Richardson

      Im a “GYPSY” and take offense to that word. YOU guys have no right to use such a derogatory term. I carry general liability, workmens comp, and a surety bond. It is websites like these that cause problems for everyone. not every bad job is done by a fly by night or traveler. If that was the case I wouldn’t hear so many complaints about local companies. There are several local companies in the state I work that have a very bad reputation of doing subpar work and charging up to 3 times the amount I do. If it wasn’t for the city work and Indian reservations they wouldn’t be in business. I wonder where you get your information from seeing as you have only been in the business since 97 and Ive been in it since the late 80’s as a family ran company.

      • patmatt

        I laugh at you guys who email me and complain without reading EVERY SINGLE WORD ON THE WEBSITE:

        **A very important note. At first we referred to some of the scams as gypsy scams, gypsy paving scams and gypsy pavers. However, there are some people of gypsy descent who feel as though using gypsy and scams together is a racist type of reference. With that in mind, we don’t refer to the paving scammers as gypsies or gypsy scammers. We do however still reference the terms because there are those out there who use the term innocently, not knowing that they are a little sensitive and claim to be offended by it. Also… it’s not just “gypsies” that rip people off. There are plenty of fly by night contractors that aren’t of gypsy descent that rip homeowners off too! These videos are not in any way targeting those of gypsy descent. We want to make sure we help to educate as many homeowners about these asphalt scams as possible, so our use of the term is only to make it easy for those who are seeking help to find these videos and avoiding getting ripped off by any scam, whether it be an asphalt paving scam or any other type of asphalt scam.

      • patmatt

        The real question is NOT how long someone has been IN the business but how long has a company been registered as a business in a particular state?

        This question is BY FAR much more valuable for homeowners. Why? Because there are MANY, MANY individuals that tout how long they have been “in the business/family business” but only stay in business just long enough to rip people off, ruin their reputation, go out of business and then start a NEW business with a DIFFERENT name and then do the same thing over again!

        The end result is someone that promotes themselves as “In business for XX years!” but having operated under several different business names during that time period leaving a trail of horrible work and ripped off consumers behind them!

        So… people BEWARE! Beware of companies that cannot document how long they have been a registered business in YOUR state! It’s not ONLY their experience you’re buying… it’s also their reputation!!

  • Pgilmore99

    Great information.  In the process of screening Asphalt paving companies…If you listen carefully there lies come out…..Thanks a Million for the valuable videos and information….Great work, great presentations…..

    • patmatt

       Thanks! That’s exactly what our goal is here… to arm consumers with tools necessary to spot these guys and avoid them!

  • Ron

    great information i am having my driveway tarmac and now know what to check for and make sure a proper job is done

    Ron  England 

  • truckerd55

    I used to work in the paving buisiness for a good contractor & we did all of those things you mentioned in your videos. That is the way we did our work. Thanks for informing everyone on these issues. I am currently in the process of having a driveway installed & I can’t wait to check out some contractors when I go for estemates. They will be shocked at how much I know about paving.Once again, thank you for the videos.

    • patmatt

      Thanks for the great comments! Glad we can help!

  • marco

    How do I recommend a company I hired? (Company Name Hidden) out of northern va done a amazing job from start to finish