How to Repair Your Asphalt Driveway

Asphalt roads can develop potholes and cracks over time, with most of the damage occurring from exposure to the elements. Repairing your own asphalt pavement can be a quick and inexpensive way to get your driveway back to new condition. The process is quite simple and can be completed just over a weekend for a major overhaul.

We are preparing to start

To start asphalt pavement repair, you must first coat the area you want to patch. The repair lasts longer if you use a primer and also bonds better to the asphalt around the patched area. Asphalt or liquid asphalt is generally used to coat the area around cracks or potholes in your driveway. For more details regarding asphalt, you can browse

When to refuel?

Any cracks or holes larger than about two to three inches should be filled with asphalt. Most homeowners rely on the small asphalt tubes used in caulking guns. Pipes are much easier to work with, especially when repairing small holes and cracks in aisles. 

Press cold or hot?

When selecting the asphalt mix you need for a major repair, cold asphalt is the best choice for homeowners. Hot asphalt can be difficult to work with if you don't have the right tools, and can even be dangerous if handled incorrectly. Cold mix asphalt is also available at local stores and offers an easy and inexpensive way to repair your driveway.