Over the winter months, cold weather and snow can cause cracks and holes to develop in asphalt. In addition the harsh weather, damaging chemicals that are used to prevent ice buildup damage asphalt. In order to reduce the possibility of cracks becoming larger and potentially dangerous, we recommend repairing them as soon as possible. Here’s how to repair winter damage to your asphalt driveway.
How to Repair Your Damaged Asphalt Driveway
Prep the Surface
The first step to repairing asphalt damage is to prep the surface. However, before you clean and free the surface of any debris and residue put on your protective eyewear, gloves, long pants, and boots. We recommend prepping the surface during a warm, dry day to achieve optimal results.
Fill the Cracks
After prepping and cleaning the surface, you’ll need to plug the holes using crushed gravel. Use some sort of post to force and maneuver the gravel material. Spread asphalt repair concoction over the gravel, and use a post to pack it in. This will eliminate the risk of air bubble. Apply the mixture until the hole is filled and leveled.
Let it Dry
The asphalt may take at least three weeks to completely dry and harden. During this time, stay clear of driving over those cracks.
Once the driveway is completely dry, apply sealant to the entire surface. Keep your driveway protected and looking great by applying a sealant every three years.
Contact Precision Asphalt Maintenance for Your Driveway Repair
You’re smooth surfaces falling apart? Fix them with Precision Asphalt, a Utah Asphalt Repair company. (801) 882-2429.