The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a possible asphalt scam in the area.
Sheriff Mike Tschirgi is urging residents to beware of door-to-door solicitors who offer to pave or repair your driveway or sidewalk at a substantially lower price than most contractors. Many times, the solicitors will arrive unannounced and offer a special discount for leftover asphalt, promising to apply a 3- to 4-inch asphalt base, when in fact they only put down a 1 or 2-inch base.
These actions are in violation of Iowa law and the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office will investigate as such. If you have experienced a similar situation, write down the license plate number and contact the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Tschirgi provided some additional advice for those seeking driveway or sidewalk repairs:
•Obtain written estimates from multiple contractors and get in writing the terms of the contract.