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Suspicious Driveway Paving Jobs Under Investigation In Spokane; Are You A Victim?

TUMWATER, Wash. - The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is warning homeowners about a suspicious asphalt paving company operating in Eastern Washington agricultural communities and leaving unhappy homeowners in its wake.

L&I investigators believe the suspicious paving jobs started in the St. John area, but the operation is on the move to other parts of Washington.

A company operating as "Asphalt Driveways" has been posting signs and flyers in neighborhoods around the state, directing customers to a toll-free 866 phone number.

L&I investigators have issued 35 infractions to Asphalt Driveways, but have been unable to locate any representatives from the company.

These types of traveling paving operations surface every summer. Representatives typically approach homeowners with an offer to pave a driveway for a great low price because they claim to have asphalt materials left over from another nearby job.

"L&I often doesn't hear complaints about the workmanship until after winter, when the asphalt crumbles and falls apart from freezing temperatures,"  said Rich Ervin, L&I's program manager for contractor registration. "In some cases, investigators see weeds coming up through the asphalt, or incorrect drainage that causes flooding."

By the time problems appear, the crew has moved on to a different area or another state.

L&I recommends these 10 tips for hiring the best contractor to avoid getting burned by a shady contractor.

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