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ALERT: Police Warn Against Driveway Repair Company

Town and Country police are receiving complaints about Blacktop Driveway, a driveway sealing company. Residents are warned the company is being investigated by the Better Business Bureau.

A sample of the flyer distributed by Basic Blacktop.Photo Credit: Town and Country Police
A sample of the flyer distributed by Basic Blacktop.Photo Credit: Town and Country Police
The City of Town and Country is warning residents it is receiving complaints about a company trying to perform driveway services and to be on alert. The city issued the following advisory regarding Basic Blacktop, a driveway sealing company.

Samples of the fliers being distributed by Basic Blacktop are included in the PDF portion of this article.



Town and Country Police have received several complaints concerning the driveway sealing company, Basic Blacktop by Dawson. The owner, Todd M. Dawson has been accused of not performing contracted services and is currently under investigation by the Investigative Unit.

Basic Blacktop by Dawson does not have a permit to solicit in the City of Town and Country and has an ‘F’ rating from the Better Business Bureau of St. Louis.

Residents are encouraged to report any attempts by representatives of Basic Blacktop to solicit business. Contact the West Central Dispatch Center at 
(314) 737-4600.

A sample of the flyer distributed by Basic Blacktop is included in this alert.

According to the Missouri Attorney General’s web site, Home Repair and Remodeling scams, which includes asphalt and blacktop sealing, have ranked among the top ten reported complaints for the last 3 years.

Most door-to-door asphalt driveway scams involve scam artists that are not licensed, are not from the area, do not provide a detailed contract, pressure you to let them do the work immediately and usually demand cash payments.

Consumers are advised to do business with local, reputable businesses; to require identification of the supervisor and a written estimate of all proposed work and final price; to research the company on BBB’s web site at 
stlouis.bbb.org/Business-Complaints ; and, finally, to consult with a trusted friend or family member before authorizing any work.

*EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS COMPANY NOW HAS A "NO RATING" WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. THE BBB TELLS PATCH THE RATING WENT FROM "F" TO "NO RATING" BECAUSE THE COMPANY RESPONDED TO CONTACT MADE BY THE BBB. THE BBB IS STILL INVESTIGATING.

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