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So often that we think about home repair, we focus on areas of the house first. Then we turn our attention to the exterior parts of the house, often forgetting that the driveway is an extension of the house. I know from experience that this is often the case. When we bought our house we spent the first two years working inside, painting the walls, stripping the wallpaper, replacing the carpet. During this time, we devoted time to landscaping, adding trees and shrubs, planting perennials and incorporating annuals. Lost in the frenzy of work, there was the asphalt driveway that brought people into our house. After two years of wear, it started to show our neglect, with small cracks and discoloration. Soon the cracks widened, eventually forming small crevices and potholes. We realized the mistake we made and were determined to heal and improve our driveway. The problem was, we didn't know where to start.

Repair cracks

  1. Sweep the area around the crack to remove organic debris and pebbles.
  2. Remove gravel fragments or organic material from the crack itself. Remember that weeds and grass are looking for the cracks you want to grow in. You want to make sure that there is no part of the plant left. Otherwise, the roots will grow and regenerate the weed or grass, again helping the crack to reform.
  3. Once the area is clean, use a caulking gun loaded with a high quality asphalt patch compound to fill the cracks.
  4. Using a trowel, press the asphalt compound into the crack, making sure it is smooth and free from dirt, gravel, and organic debris.
  5. Using a paintbrush or paint roller, apply a generous coat of asphalt sealer to the bonded crack and surrounding area. This will create an impermeable barrier and help bind the crack to the surface.

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Repair of holes

  1. Sweep the area around the hole to remove organic debris and stones.
  2. Remove dirt, rocks, gravel fragments or organic material from the hole itself.
  3. If there are loose pieces of asphalt around the edges of the hole, carefully remove them. The outside edge of the hole must be clean, firm asphalt, otherwise the stamp will not stick properly.
  4. If the hole is deep, fill the bottom of the hole with clean, coarse gravel, stopping when the hole is half full or when the gravel is about 3 to 4 inches from the edge.
  5. Add asphalt until the level is one inch from the edge.
  6. Use a trowel or small shovel to spray the asphalt, removing any air pockets that may form during filling. Its very important. Air pockets will provide areas for moisture to accumulate. When it freezes, the water will expand, creating a bigger problem than when you started.

7 . Tamp the asphalt, with a tamper or a long section of 4x4. This will help compact the asphalt and reduce the number of air pockets.

  1. Fill the remainder of the hole with asphalt until it is half an inch above the rim line.
  2. Tamp the asphalt until it is smooth and even with the rest of the surface. Remember that if you are using a 4x4 to tamp, the longer the part, the heavier it will be. The heavier it is, the better the stuffing compression will be.
  3. Sprinkle the patch with a layer of sand. This will prevent things from sticking to the asphalt.
  4. If there is one available, compact the asphalt with a sod roller. This will ensure that the patch is completely level. If a lawn roller is not available, drive your car wheel over the area. The weight of the car will compact the asphalt. Again, the goal is to remove as much air as possible.

12 . Using a brush or paint roller, apply a coat of asphalt sealer all over the area, focusing on the patch and surrounding areas. Allow it to sit for 24 to 48 hours.

13 . Once the sealer has set, apply another coat of sealer to the same area, which will allow it to cure undisturbed for the same time.

With the cracks and holes fixed, you can now apply sealant to the entire driveway. Sealing is an important part of maintaining the integrity of asphalt. Treating your driveway annually or every two years will prolong its life, to the point of taking it beyond its normal lifespan.

There are many causes for holes or cracks in your driveway or asphalt path

A driveway or an asphalt path experiences many problems which can lead to the appearance of holes and cracks in the asphalt layer. Weather conditions play an important role here: sunlight, humidity, freezing then thawing, etc. All of this can damage the asphalt. But tree roots can damage asphalt as well, and a car's repeated daily use of a driveway can cause cracks.

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