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How to Reseal Your Asphalt Driveway

Protect your driveway and keep it looking great by applying new sealer every couple of years. Get the details here Full Story
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jim_ruggieri
Good for you NJ. I'm in the Wash DC area and the only thing you can buy for $200 is a mediocre pair of sneakers. Cold patch the holes and cracks and seal it yourself and bank the savings for your kids' college - and as a bonus, you hold off the Scalawags.
August 15, 2014 at 5:39AM     
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aaronkingi
As a surface contractor I use these products many times over the years and this is what I learned.
For the DIYers
It is messy so don't expect to clean your clothes any time soon. Masking makes for neat tidy edges especially if you are working against houses, pavers, mowing strips etc.
Make sure to get the most uniform finish possible as any streaks or runs or even feathering can leave areas of heavier application which cure at different rates causing an uneven and unattractive finish.
Potholes will break up again as they are a point of weakness once they form. Bagged asphaltic fillers are usually processed in room temperature conditions which is why they are generally pliable straight out of the bag and why they can keep for a long time without needing heat like hot Asphalt does. My point? Well because they are made to be pliable when cold they remain quite "mobile" even after being compacted into place and this movement can lead to quicker deterioration of the mended pothole. I'm not saying it doesn't work but I have seen it happen to many who didn't understand the product and liked the cheap fix, only to need the pothole patched again a year later with hot mix Asphalt .
The use of mastic sealants and the like is a good suggestion for cracks and if you do use cold mix asphalt I would suggest sealing the edges with mastic to help keep surface water out and help prevent the exfiltration of ground water through the opening which causes more damage.
With regards to the pea gravel driveways, there is a solution to stop the gravel from moving around so much. It is a system comprised of a fine filter cloth placed underneath a hard plastic honeycomb shaped compartment style stencil. This system addresses the rising dirt and weed problems as well as the problem with moving gravel and it is very effective.
I hope I have been helpful.
August 31, 2014 at 9:47PM   
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