We have seen it time and time again, contractors looking to cut corners in order to save a buck. The way we see it, if someone is constantly looking to save a buck, they are either 100% untrustworthy or they have not a clue what they are doing; either way you want to stay far away from contractors like this. It's always a good idea to do a little background check on your contractors by asking for their client list, maybe some references or even the brand of products they intend to use on your project. A reputable company is more likely to be trustworthy, use top of the line products, and do things the right way.
An excerpt taken from CP24 on Feb 24 2017.
"Contractors hired by the province will face stricter rules, the Liberal government announced Friday, months after an Auditor General report uncovered taxpayers had been cheated by companies using shoddy asphalt to pave Ontario highways.
VIEW CP24 POST HERE