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Resin Driveway Scams – How to avoid them!

Resin driveways are increasingly popular due to their durability, aesthetic appeal, and how low maintenance. However, like any industry, the resin driveway business is not immune to scams. Unscrupulous contractors may exploit homeowners by offering seemingly attractive deals only to deliver subpar work or disappear altogether after taking upfront payments. To protect yourself from falling victim to resin driveway scams, it’s crucial to be aware of common warning signs and take preventive measures.

  1. Unsolicited visits – One of the most glaring signs of a potential scam is a contractor showing up unannounced at your doorstep. Reputable contractors typically rely on referrals, advertising, or an online presence to attract customers. If someone shows up unexpectedly claiming to offer a fantastic deal on a resin driveway, proceed with caution.
  2. Pressure tactics – Scammers often employ high-pressure sales tactics to convince homeowners to make an impulsive decision. They may claim to have materials already available and promise to start the installation immediately if you agree to their terms on the spot. Legitimate contractors understand the importance of thorough planning and scheduling. Beware of anyone who pushes for immediate action without giving you time to research or consider other options.
  3. Upfront payments – Demanding a significant upfront payment before any work has begun is a red flag in the contracting industry. Once they have your money, scammers may disappear without completing the job or deliver shoddy workmanship.
  4. Lack of documentation – A reputable resin driveway installer will always provide a written estimate with a scope of works. If a contractor hesitates or refuses to provide a written agreement, it’s a clear indication that something is amiss. Without a contract, you have no legal recourse if the contractor fails to deliver as promised.
  5. No Credentials – Legitimate contractors should have insurance and certificates relevant to their work. They should also be willing to provide references from previous clients and showcase examples of their work. If a contractor lacks professionalism or cannot provide proof of qualifications, its best to look elsewhere.
  6. Low quotes – While everyone loves a good deal, be cautious of quotes that seem too good to be true. Scammers may lure homeowners with unrealistically low prices only to inflate costs later or even cut corners during the installation process. Remember, quality materials and skilled labour come at a price, and significantly undercutting competitors may indicate substandard workmanship, inferior materials, or hidden fees later down the line.

How to protect yourself

  • Research a variety of companies, look how long they’ve been trading and their reviews.
  • Have the work terms and conditions in writing
  • Avoid and significant upfront costs
  • Trust your instincts

Resin driveway scams can be avoided by staying vigilant and informed. By recognising common warning signs and taking proactive measures.

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