DIY: Resurfacing asphalt paving

Repaving asphalt paving itself is often a wise choice about replacing pavement and can save a lot of time and money. According to experts, cracked asphalt creates gaps for leaks. Water drop on the asphalt cracks – even small cracks can freeze during the winter months and cause cracks to expand and grow weeds. Damaged asphalt can cause damage to vehicles and be dangerous for adults or children. Is better to consult a repair asphalt specialist for a more expert advice.


  • The chip away from irregular asphalt. Use a chisel and hammer to remove jagged edges, loose asphalt or partial pieces. Chisel head placed at the base of a jagged edge. Hit the chisel with a hammer to break loose asphalt. A flat, even surface is essential to proceed with the repairs.
  • Sweep or vacuum the asphalt surface. Use a broom to remove debris from the asphalt pavement body. Sweep manual wire brush in deep crevices to ensure that all debris is cleared away. A vacuum hose can also be used to absorb stubborn dirt to reach. Fill holes about a quarter inch deep with sand until the sand is flush with the pavement surface. Sweep remaining sand.
  • Fill cracks with the input layer. Layer comprises emulsified liquid will froze the asphalt for a solid seal. Rub a hand tamper arose about to flatten evenly coated. More than 4 inches deep cracks require gravel. Open a preset, gravel cold patch can with a flathead screwdriver. Stir. Pour the gravel into the crack until it is flush with the pavement surface. Use a trowel to smooth gravel.
  • Tamp the gravel layer or sealants and allow a dry day. Use a piece of wood 4 x 4 tampers. Specifically, pressing of wood should be between 5-8 feet long to provide maximum leverage and pressing pressure. Drying sealant may require up to 36 hours.
  • Apply asphalt sealer using a roller. For a 15 x 20 driveway, for example, open a five gallon bucket of asphalt sealer. A roll of immersion in the sealant and place the roll on the pavement surface. Use a movement back and forth to uniformly apply the sealant. Cover with a layer to the entire area before finishing. Apply a layer at a time ensures a uniform appearance. If necessary, wait 24 hours before applying a second coat.

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