soft cold patch?

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It was cold patch. it was quicksand and Nate has never been seen again.
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replying to Nate Nagel, protohome wrote: so, cold patch asphalt has a bit of a marketing scam to it. It doesn't really 'harden' for weeks and weeks. It loses its tacky ness fast so you can drive on it, but its not hard. Its really only good for holes in flat parts of blacktop that will not have wheels TURNING (moving steering wheel) on it. Any other scenarios ( unless you buy that 45 dollar a bag stuff) you will have problems. Here is what you can do to turn it into something rock hard in 2 days: get whatever brand you want of cold patch. Also buy vehicle strength (high strength) concrete, such as quickcrete Q max or similar, also some asphalt liquid crack filler and some asphalt quick dry skim coat material (latex-tite makes these products as an example you can get it at HD). Now if you are putting this down fresh you can skip the liquid crack filler, but if you have already put it down and need it to harden, then buy the filler. So for those putting it down fresh follow the instruction of the cold patch EXCEPT mix in about 4-5 cups of dry concrete per bag and DO NOT fill patch over the area, fill it level or 1/8 inch under sized. Lay down, compress by running your car over it and then lightly water it (not too much <1/2 gallon per bag) to activate the concrete. Give it about 45 minutes. Then liberally sprinkle dry concrete over the top and mist it with your hose for a few seconds, give it a day or at a minimum until the concrete has its minimum cure strength time (4-6 hours it will say on the bag). IF you have already put the cold patch down and you are unable to mix in the concrete you will be using the liquid crack filler before you sprinkle the concrete on top. go around the perimeter of the hole you are filling and just touching the outside of the hole until about 2 inches into your patch, pour the liquid filler. lightly push this into the cold patch. This will stabilize the edges from chipping due to car tires hitting it. Give it 20 minutes and go to the sprinkle concrete on top step. Once your top has harden this material should be pretty darn strong and not move. However, it will look off color and it may still chip over time. This is were the skim coat comes in. Follow the directions and trowel it on to cover the patch. This material goes quickly BTW. Make sure you cover the edges of the hole at a minimum, overlapping the good blacktop about 1/4 inch. The skim coat will protect against chipping and wear and make it look good. This method can be used on gentle slopes and areas of turning. A note, this method costs a little bit more, but if you plan on buying the super high quality 45 dollars a bag stuff, if you are going to use 3 or more bags, my method is cheaper and hardens faster. 3 bags of 45 is 135 and my method will cost about 60-75 per 3.
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