Q-Line pavers over-charge for quoted price: OPP

CENTRAL ONTARO Home and business owners are warned to be on the lookout for a paving scam.

Police are warning about pavers who quote one price, then over-pave extra space and charge more money.

Dufferin OPP say paving company identified as Q-Line Paving has been connected to numerous complaints to police about paving scams in their area.

OPP say Q-line is offering low-cost paving as they have a “surplus” of asphalt from roadwork. They are giving estimates and then completing the jobs without paperwork or providing written quotes.

Q-line then paves more than the agreed area and charges substantially more than the quote.

While the work was done properly, the homeowner had agreed upon price was $10,500, but was later charged $16,000 after the job was done.

Police remind citizens that they should follow a few simple steps when getting home renovations

Always read over thoroughly all written contracts before signing them.  Get a family member to review them.

Get references from other customers to ensure quality of the work

Do some research before you pay for product or service.

Thoroughly understand what product or service you are purchasing, the process any guarantees and complaint process if you do not receive the product or service you paid for.

Inspect all work prior to making payment and ensure work has been completed properly and that the service you received was what you had paid for in your business contract.

Legitimate business people will be happy to provide you with information on their services

Always be careful about providing confidential personal information especially banking and credit card details unless you are certain that the company is legitimate.

For other helpful tips check out the OPP website at www.opp.ca