A paving company identified as Q-Line Paving has been connected to numerous complaints to police about paving scams. Dufferin OPP had several calls about a paving company that goes by the name Q-line. They are 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.
In one instance, while the work was done properly, the homeowner had agreed upon a price of $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.