I think this is the right spot to post this, but what an interesting week. We had a van with 3 guys pull up to the shop on the farm yard on Tuesday. Wouldn't get out just honked and yelled from the seats(this should have been my first clue). They were (so they said) from a paving company that had a machine broke down and they had to fix the machine. But in order to fix the machine they had to get rid of the reclaimed asphalt in the machine. So they were wondering if they could pour a pad in for us at a discounted price. Normally it should be $10 a square foot, but, they would do it for $4, cause we were helping them out. Long story short, they didn't do anything they said. Oh, they made a pad alright, of dirt and gravel. Then they demanded that we paid them right there for what they did. $11,000 bill is what they handed us. So my oldest brother said they weren't getting paid until we had a real asphalt company come and test what they just did. They yelled and left the yard. They have called my cell phone about 50 times demanding they be paid, they even cut their bill down, first to $4500, then to $1500.(Wasn't that nice of them?)I offered them $200, they declined. I told them they can come and clean the crap off our yard before I paid them. So I guess we aren't out anything, we never paid them and the pad will eventually get work in with the rest of the gravel on the yard. But what guts it took for these guys over a couple of days to line all this work up and then vanish. They had business cards and and invoice for the work. As hard as I tried on the phone to get these guys back on the yard, I couldn't. Wow a long story made long. It was a couple of guys from the U.K. The "leader" was about 65 and incredibly fat. His reply to my $200 offer was, that he spend more than that feeding his kids candy. I was thinking he looked like he just ate some kids.....The other two were also white males but around 30 ish. They are likely heading back to British Columbia, but not sure. They mentioned thats where they were from. So I guess this story just boils down to if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. And go with your gut. Wow there is more details but I just wanted to warn people about this. I know of one farm not far where they did some work, exactly same as our place, but they paid them and couldn't get the cheque stopped in time.