This week the Bayside Bulletin reported that Police are warning people to check the credentials of tradesman offering cheap asphalt due to advertisements in the local paper by dodgy bitumen repair businesses. Read the article here.
It appears that the Redlands area is now being targetted by these conmen and such scams have been seen around Brisbane over the last few years.
The Queensland Office of Fair Trading reported on the scammers back in 2011 saying:
"They claim they are working on construction sites in the area and offer to do the job for a low price with leftover material. Typically these operators do a substandard job using watered-down materials. Often the jobs have to be fixed by a qualified trader, leaving the consumer to pay twice for the same job. These dishonest operators travel from one place to another looking for opportunities to deceive unsuspecting consumers."
In 2012 a similar group was uncovered in the Ipswich area. Read what happened here.
If you have been approached by these people please ignore their offering.
The Office of Fair Trading has published a bullet point list of what to watch out for. Read it here.
June 5th 2013
If you have a job that needs to be done with precision and without mistakes, then we are your people.
As you can see on this photo we had to lay asphalt right up against the entry to an acreage property. With this being the main entry to this mansion of a house, only the most skilled people can perform these type of jobs.
May 29 2013
If for some reason you have forgotten to organise the asphalt for your job, or if you have an urgent job - don't despair! We can offer you our same day service.
Give Budget Asphalt a call and we will do our best to re-instate your asphalt the same day.
May 23 2013
If you want to beautify your asphalt for a new building project or any renovation, we can help.
This photo is of a recent job completed - this is asphalt laid over the top of existing asphalt to revitalise the area.
May 10th 2013
You may get approached by a person stating "we have left over asphalt and we can do your job cheap" or "our truck has broken down up the road and we have hot asphalt we can lay for cheap".
If this happens please don't agree as you are being ripped off! Beware these people will promise the earth and then hit you with a hefty bill.
May 3rd 2013