Your durable asphalt driveway is amazing! But no material is immune to daily wear and tear, exposure to the elements, and…dare we say it….improper maintenance. Repairs to your asphalt driveway are inevitable. That being said, there are a few tips for repairing your driveway that can help mitigate repairs in the future! Read on for our top asphalt driveway repair tips!
Sorry, It’s Got To Be Hot Outside!
Notice damage in the winter? Add repairs to your to-do list for the spring! Repairs should only be performed on days with hot, dry weather. Rainfall will prevent sealing, and cooler temperatures will prevent a good bond from forming.
Nobody Likes A Dirty Table…
Before beginning any sort of maintenance, make sure the surface of your asphalt driveway is clean. Sweep the area to remove any loose gravel or asphalt, and spray lightly with a hose to get rid of any particles the broom may have missed.
How Big Is The Crack?
The size of the crack will determine what sort of product you will need to use to repair it. Crack-filler is applied with a caulking gun, and is perfect for cracks under a 1/2″ wide. Wider cracks should be filled using asphalt cold patch products, and deep cracks or holes should be filled with sand or gravel to ensure a better repair.
Don’t Forget To Seal The Deal!
Whether you are repairing a crack or patching a hole, you will need to apply a sealer to the area afterwards. Our experts recommend applying at least two coats of a good quality sealer to truly ensure a good bond, and prevent moisture from entering the area.
Release That Pressure!
Don’t forget to tamp down on the asphalt patch at least twice during the filling process. Tamping uses pressure to eliminate air bubbles and form a tighter bond. You can use a 4×4, tamping tool, or even your car.
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