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Avoid Driveway Repair Scams For Your Northern Virginia Driveway

With warm weather just around the corner, homeowners should be wary of any business that pops up offering driveway repair services or driveway construction services in the Northern Virginia area. While most businesses offer specials as a way to attract new business, investigating the business before committing to driveway repair services is the best way to protect yourself from becoming a victim of these driveway repair scams.

Any company approaching your door soliciting employment for driveway repairs should raise a red flag. Some untrustworthy and dishonest driveway repair scams involve showing up on your doorstep offering to repair your driveway using materials leftover from another job. This is typically simply a fabricated scenario and leads to poor workmanship and an inferior quality of driveway. In some cases, the price quoted is not the price the homeowner is charged, as the scammers incorporate other costs into the final bill that had not previously been discussed for repairing or paving your driveway.

Before you hire an unknown company to repair your driveway, take essentials steps to protect yourself and ensure you receive the driveway repair or construction you truly want. Always asks for local references you can contact regarding the service and product offered by a driveway repair company. Talking with previous clients can alert you to inferior work, problems with service or a number of other reasons to avoid contracting the company to repair your driveway.

When planning driveway repair construction services, always invest the time in getting at least two or three construction bids from competing driveway contractors. While the temptation may be there to accept the lowest possible bid, you should still request references from other driveway repair customers before accepting the bid. Sometimes the cheapest bid is the cheapest for a reason – inadequate contractor knowledge, inferior driveway construction, inferior materials or a combination of these and many other reasons. Saving money is a good, but it’s only savings if you do not have to rebuild or repair your driveway again soon.

For an estimate on constructing or repairing your Northern Virginia driveway, contact the driveway experts at Lost Creek Landscapes. The award-winning Northern Virginia landscape design and masonry company specializes in driveways, hardscaping, patios, walkways and retaining walls. Serving all of the Northern Virginia area including the communities of Aldie, VA, Alexandria, VA, Annandale, VA, Manassas, VA, McLean, VA and Middleburg, VA, Lost Creek Landscapes is large enough to handle the big jobs, but small enough to give you the personal attention you expect and deserve.