A couple was approached by a paving company and offered to patch the holes in their driveway. But they did not expect the next happenings and that it would cost them a lot of money.
It was just a regular day for the Silva family when a knock came from their door. When they answered it, they found a paving company called Georgie’s Driveways and Landscaping waiting outside. One of the employers of the company then told Joyce Silva that they still had some asphalt left and that they could patch up the holes in the driveway for only $2/sq. ft if they wanted to.
Since it was a good enough deal, she agreed to have the holes on the driveway filled but that is not the only thing that the paver did. Joyce said that when she had left, the men started to pave the entire driveway and that she had no choice but to allow it because it already has begun. When they had finished, she found out that the whole cost for the service amounted to $2500. But the driveway was not the only problem she had experienced.
The wheelchair of her son, Michael Silva, had sunk into the asphalt causing him to get stuck. Unfortunately now, whenever it rains, there are puddles everywhere and the edges of the driveway were crumbling.
What is upsetting for the Silva family is that they have wasted a lot of money for something that did not help them and instead, had only caused more trouble for them.
The family immediately filed a complaint at the Contractor’s Registration and Licensing Board and had even sought the help of 12 for Action. An inspector arrived Wednesday to check out the driveway and the work made there.
Through 12 for Action’s help, the family had found out that the company is owned by George Stanley and that he is not a registered contractor which was required by the law to make you qualified in working on paving and driveways.
One of the men who worked on the driveway was found. He said that they did everything to make the family happy although he did acknowledge that he could’ve compact the asphalt much tighter. He also blamed the poor quality of work on the quality of the asphalt.