How to Repair Asphalt Driveway Cracks
Asphalt driveways are under attack every day by chemicals, pollutants, weather, and traffic. Driveways turn gray or even start to crack over time. If you don’t treat cracks quickly, they can turn into a bigger and more costly project later. Cracks allow water to seep under the pavement and cause significant damage and deterioration leading to potholes. The good news is there are things you can do to prevent further deterioration. Learn how to repair asphalt driveway cracks below.
Here are our seven expert tips to repair asphalt driveway cracks the right way:
Clean your driveway.
Use a leaf blower to clean the cracked area and easily remove any dirt or debris that can impact repairing the driveway crack.
Remove any weeds or dirt.
If there are weeds or dirt in the driveway crack, remove these with the appropriate tools.
Pressure wash the area.
Use a pressure washer to make sure all of the dirt is gone. If you don’t have access to one, you can also use your garden hose.
Fill the driveway cracks.
Once the area is dry, fill the cracks with a specially formulated asphalt patch product. You can purchase this at most home improvement stores.
Allow time for drying.
Let the first coat fully dry for 24 hours.
Apply a second coat.
After 24 hours, check the cracks. If they need more asphalt to fill the impacted area, apply a second coat.
Don’t walk on it.
Avoid walking or driving on the patched area for 48-hours to allow ample time for drying and setting.
These are our best tips for how to repair asphalt driveway cracks on your own. If you have spider web cracks or if you want an expert to handle the task for you, call John Parichuk Paving today. We offer asphalt, pavement, and sealcoating services in Hanover, York, and Gettysburg, PA.