I have a small ramp built of asphalt about 5 feet wide and 4 feet in length
for my lawn tractor. Over the year, it has sunken about 3-4 inches similar
to the problem with asphalt driveway at the juction of the garage entrance.
I would like to rebuild it up with asphalt such as Bomix. My question is -
do I need to put some type of adhesive on the old surface before laying the
new asphalt, or is Bomix potholes repair asphalt the material to use?
Would concrete mix on top of the old ram a better idea to repair this ?
Thank you for all your advice.
The summer I spent on the grounds crew at my college, we mopped the
inside of potholes with what looked like liquid tar, then tamped in the
cold patch asphalt. The boss said the liquid stuff made the cold patch
stick better. I took him at his word.
Go to the hardware store and read the instructions on the can of
liquid-tar-like-stuff. It's probably cheap enough that you should just
Yes, there is a tack coat product that is used by commercial companies
when doing asphalt patch work and it's applied as you say. It helps
bond the patch to the existing asphalt.
But here's the problem. The local hardware store isn't going to have
it, nor will they know what you're talking about. And even if they
did give you some "liquid-tar-like stuff", it's going to be roofing
cement, which I highly doubt is at all suited to the application. In
fact, I suspect it's worse than using nothing.
I looked around for it a bit years ago and had no success. Perhaps
it can be found online. But next problem will likely be that it
comes in large quantities suited to pros.
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