The blacktop driveway close to Garage door have sunk in couple of
spots collecting water during the rain. I would like to fill this
spots and level them so that it becomes even with rest of driveway and
water doesnot collect. The blacktop otherwise doesnot have any issues
so far. The depession should be around a feet wide with gradual
depression depth fo around 1 -2 inch.
Request solutions to fill the depression on Blacktop.
At least where I live (New Rochelle, NY), lots of rocks, boulders, etc
under the ground, gotta first ask WHY it sunk down.
Maybe poke a hole (if bottom of hole is soft?), and maybe you'll
see big black hole going way down (maybe water flowed underground
and washed out whatever was between the rocks, etc).
This is probably a problem unique to only certain areas of
the U.S. -- but just thought I'd better mention it, just
Packing down is important, applying the patch on a hot day to make it
more packable helps. After the patch has weathered for a few weeks,
but before the first freezing weather, applying driveway sealer will
help close up pores which could collect water during the winter (if
you live in northern climes).
hr(bob) firstname.lastname@example.org wrote the following:
I've packed down the patch by applying enough patch so that it is a
little higher than the surrounding asphalt. Then I take a piece of 3/4"
plywood (doesn't everyone have a piece in their shop?) and brush some
motor oil on it (new or dirty, doesn't matter) to keep the asphalt from
sticking to the board, then driving over it a few times with the car (in
my case a pickup truck).
Just brush out the debris in the indentation. Any grease in there is
either gasoline or motor oil (it could be vegetable oil, but not
likely). Asphalt is a petroleum product, like motor oil or gasoline. The
asphalt will stick. I've done it.
find a neighbor getting a new asphalt driveway, offer the crew some
cash to fix your problem, asphalt jobs always have some extra
such a repair will look better and be far more durable than cold patch
the proper repair cut out the damaged asphalt area, dig down and
repair replace base, then reasphalt area, roll or wacker tamp well
then wait a month for new asphalt to harden, fill all cracks so rain
cant infiltrate and seal entire driveway.
it will look brand new:)
dont drive on repaired areas for at least a week or two so you dont
create new divots...
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