How to Repair Asphalt Driveway Gaps and Cracks

Repairing gaps and cracks in an asphalt driveway is essential to maintain its integrity and prolong its lifespan. Here are some steps to effectively repair gaps and cracks:

  1. Clean the area: Start by thoroughly cleaning the gaps and cracks in the driveway. Remove debris, loose asphalt, and vegetation using a broom, brush, or high-pressure water.

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    This ensures proper adhesion of the repair materials and prevents further damage.
  2. Fill the gaps and cracks: Use a suitable asphalt patching material or crack filler to fill the gaps and cracks. Choose a product specifically designed for asphalt repairs, as it will adhere well and withstand the stress of vehicle traffic. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application, as different products may have specific requirements.
  3. Compact and level the repair material: Once the gaps and cracks are filled, use a tamper or a hand tool to compact the repair material. Ensure the repair material is level with the surrounding driveway surface for a smooth and seamless finish. This ensures proper bonding and minimizes the chances of future cracking.
  4. Seal the driveway: Consider applying a seal coat further to protect the repaired areas and the entire driveway. Sealcoating helps to prevent water infiltration, UV damage, and deterioration. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the appropriate application and drying time.

If you want your asphalt driveway to always be in excellent condition, maintain it regularly and do prompt repairs if needed.