Asphalt driveways are common because they are designed to be durable and resistant. However, they will only last so long before they begin to show signs of wear that require repair. Weather and use will cause your asphalt driveway to sometimes wear at a rapid rate. No matter the size of the hole or crack in your asphalt driveway, you will normally be able to repair it without any issue. Before you begin repairing your asphalt driveway, it is important that you are aware of repair tips that are designed to make the process simpler for you.
It is important that you evaluate the size of the hole or the crack in the asphalt before you begin the repair. The type of product that you will need to use will typically be dependent on the size of the hole or crack to be filled. If the crack is small in size, it is suggested that you use a crack-filler designed for use on asphalts. This is the type of product that will work best to fill in the visible crack. If the hole is larger, you should use a cold patch product. This will make sure that the surface is solid and that the asphalt dries securely when filled. It is also a good idea to add sand or gravel to large holes in asphalt before applying the cold patch product.
It is always important that you remember to prep the crack or hole before you begin to repair it. This means that you need to get rid of any loose bits of asphalt or dirt that might be present. If you notice that some sections of the asphalt are really weak, you should remove these parts before you begin filling in the crack or hole. This might make the hole larger, but it is best to fix it correctly the first time instead of having to make more repairs later.
It is always important that after you fill in the hole or crack in the asphalt that you also seal it. The seal that you apply is designed to make sure that moisture does not get through. This means that the product that you applied to the asphalt will be more likely to bond effectively if you apply a seal. When you are repairing a hole or crack, the entire driveway does not need to be resealed, but only the section where you applied the filling product into the hole or crack.