before I start talking to my neighbor re: repairing our shared
driveway, I'd like to get a plan together... it's an asphalt driveway,
surprisingly in fairly good shape (I know that it's been neglected for
years.) In the apron area, however, there's a "seam" between old and
new asphalt. It looks like the old driveway had a new layer of
asphalt laid down on it, but starting about 6' back from the road.
Not sure why it was done this way, but it was. There's a decent sized
area where the edge of the new asphalt (about 1.5" thick) has started
to come away from the old. I'd like to patch this and then after that
is done seal the whole thing. I was planning on doing all the work
myself, just going to ask the neighbors to kick in a few dollars for
materials because I might as well do the entire driveway if I'm going
to do it at all. Additionally, the edge of the asphalt is
deteriorated somewhat where the driveway buts up against the side of
the house (brick/block.) I'd like to fill that area so that water
drains down the driveway instead of sitting against the basement
wall. I haven't had a problem yet, but better safe etc. The rest of
the driveway appears to be in excellent shape just requiring some
sealer to make it all nice and new appearing.
Question is this; what is the best way for a DIY to patch these
areas? I have about no experience working on an asphalt driveway. If
there's a good site with explanations, a pointer would be fine.