Patching/repairing asphault

I have a bad driveway with cracks and missing spots. I am wanting to repair
everything the best I can before sealing without having someone have to co
me in and redo the whole driveway. Here is a picture of one bad spot:
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Is there a concoction or something I can use to pour into these areas to ha
rden that will make a permanent repair? I know they make liquid crack fille
r I saw at lowes, but it basically says it is "semi permanent". THey have a
box of "permanent" repair material but it just feels like Hard asphault an
d not sure houw you would mold it to the correct shape.
Could I fill the crackes with liquid concrete then top with the liquid crac
k filler? Is there some how a way to make a liquid asphault at home to pur
in the areas? I have a large propane burner.
I appreciate any help!
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stryped
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everything the best I can before sealing without having someone have to come in and redo the whole driveway. Here is a picture of one bad spot:
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that will make a permanent repair? I know they make liquid crack filler I saw at lowes, but it basically says it is "semi permanent". THey have a box of "permanent" repair material but it just feels like Hard asphault and not sure houw you would mold it to the correct shape.
filler? Is there some how a way to make a liquid asphault at home to pur in the areas? I have a large propane burner.
Get the cold-patch asphalt mix - it comes in a 50# plastic sack like cement, and get a 10-pound or bigger flat tamper. Look next to the shovels, it's a cast-iron foot to stomp.
Use the Crack Filler as a primer to get it to stick to the old driveway, pour in a hunk of the patching compound. Warming up the compound with a torch will make it flow a little better, then pound it in flat. Though it will work best if you leave the sack out in the sun all day, and do the patch about 3 PM, and use the torch only for the final push.
You can always pour a small spot in Portland Concrete Cement, but it will be rather obvious what you did.
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Bruce L. Bergman (munged human readable)
everything the best I can before sealing without having someone have to come in and redo the whole driveway. Here is a picture of one bad spot:
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harden that will make a permanent repair? I know they make liquid crack filler I saw at lowes, but it basically says it is "semi permanent". THey have a box of "permanent" repair material but it just feels like Hard asphault and not sure houw you would mold it to the correct shape.
filler? Is there some how a way to make a liquid asphault at home to pur in the areas? I have a large propane burner.
Call a contractor and have him remove the asphalt driveway entirely and replace it with a nice concrete driveway surface. Asphalt looks like crap and is a blight to the neighborhood.
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Jeffrey Fowler
air everything the best I can before sealing without having someone have to come in and redo the whole driveway. Here is a picture of one bad spot: ht tp://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/driveway2a.jpg/
harden that will make a permanent repair? I know they make liquid crack fi ller I saw at lowes, but it basically says it is "semi permanent". THey hav e a box of "permanent" repair material but it just feels like Hard asphault and not sure houw you would mold it to the correct shape.
rack filler? Is there some how a way to make a liquid asphault at home to p ur in the areas? I have a large propane burner.
The idea with the cement was to mix a batch of sacrete, forse it into the h oles/cracks, then after it drives cover the very top with the liquid asphau lt. Just wondered.
Unless I am mistaken, I thought the cold patch compounds were hard and pref ormed meaning it is hard to get into cracks.
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stryped
You can get 50 Lb bags of asphalt mix at some places like Lowe's. You tear open the bag and dump it on the bad spot. Then, lay the bag on top of the pile and pound it in with a sledge hammer. Helps if the sun has warmed the stuff first. Lay the bag on the spot and weight down if necessary. Driving on it compacts the stuff even more and in a couple weeks it looks almost like the rest of the driveway, although the asphalt is kind of sparse, so it has gaps between the gravel.
Your pictures don't look quite bad enough to need this treatment, but it will be more effective than the crack filler stuff which usually starts peeling away in a couple years.
Jon
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Jon Elson
Um, humm. $25,000 - are you buying?
Jon
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Jon Elson
I had it done for about 1/10 of that price in 1994 at my house in Pasadena. Even if it's double that now, which I doubt, it is definitely a worthwhile improvement to the house and to the neighborhood.
Reply to
Jeffrey Fowler
Take a pressure washer and blast all the dirt and loose gravel out of the bad spots.
Visit the local quarry or asphalt plant and buy some real asphalt. For what you need a couple of the mortar mixing tubs would be enough to start with.
Shovel it in place and tamp it down very well. If it gets cool just use a weed burner to heat it back up some. Don't get it hot enough to ignite you just want to soften it. Fill all the bad spots and after a couple hours drive over the spots a few times to pack it further. You may need to add some more once it packs in.
Once you get the spots done seal the entire lot with a GOOD sealer.
Reply to
Steve W.
I wish I had an asphault plant nearby...
Reply to
stryped
You probably do and don't know it. Batch plants these days are all over the place. Talk to a couple paving guys and they can tell you where to go, might even be very reasonable to have them repair it.
Reply to
Steve W.
Let me clarrify, I do have plants locally, however they were bought recently by big name construction companies. When I called, they wont sell to an individual.
Reply to
stryped
But only if you live in Pasadena or similar locals. As I recall...being there several times a month...there arent very many dirt streets or alleys in Pasadena either
Reply to
Gunner Asch
That stinks. The ones around here will sell to anyone who has cash.
Reply to
Steve W.
Pasadena is more expensive than where the original poster lives. A concrete driveway is undoubtedly much cheaper wherever he is.
You haven't been anywhere close to Pasadena lately.
Reply to
Jeffrey Fowler
Concrete in my area runs about 3 times the cost of asphalt. Plus you need a much more stable base.
Reply to
Steve W.
You get what you pay for. Asphalt is cheap, and looks it.
Reply to
Jeffrey Fowler
Odd...last Thursday from 1:15-3:45 (based on the invoice) isnt recently?
Fascinating!
Then of course..I drove through Pasadena Friday night on the way home from Chino. So thats 2x I was there last week, though granted..only one was for any amount of time.
You do know Im a traveling service tech who fixes machinery in machine shops all over So Cal...right?
Or are you simply stupid? Im voting for the latter.
Given you are the same troll that sucks up names from my Facebook friends list....its obvious its the latter.
Looks like I missed another name on this new computer doesnt it?


Gunner
Reply to
Gunner Asch
gotcha
Reply to
Tom Stanton
The best boon to stryped's neighborhood would be to have him move far, far away. Please don't feed the trolls, guys.
Reply to
Larry Jaques
everything the best I can before sealing without having someone have to come in and redo the whole driveway. Here is a picture of one bad spot:
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harden that will make a permanent repair? I know they make liquid crack filler I saw at lowes, but it basically says it is "semi permanent". THey have a box of "permanent" repair material but it just feels like Hard asphault and not sure houw you would mold it to the correct shape.
filler? Is there some how a way to make a liquid asphault at home to pur in the areas? I have a large propane burner.
When my house was built, the builder had the driveway paved: the paving contractor mowed the area, spread 1/2" of stone dust, then applied 3/4" of driveway asphalt mix (HL2 or sand mix) which gives a nice smooth surface until someone parks something heavier than a bycycle on it. Even a heavily loaded wheelbarrow will cause ruts. Shortly after I moved in, my next door neighbour had his similarly but much less used driveway sealed (painted black) and the crew foreman came to see me about getting mine done. He was quite sure that he could make my driveway as good as new untill i picked up a piece of it and asked him if he really believed his BS salespitch and he admitted that his paint wouldn't help. 16 years ago, I had 24" of excavation done and proper crushed gravel (22"+) put in and well compacted, then 2 weeks latter they made a mistake and ordered twice as much county road mix (HL4) as required and since I was the last job of the day, I ended up with 2 layers 2" thick. I will admit that I have cracks a foot in from the unsupported edge, but otherwise, my driveway is in perfect shape except for the dimples where I precision park ( I have no worry about my car rolling down the very slight slope to the street.
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geraldrmiller

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