When you have a crack in your asphalt driveway, it can slowly grow into a larger and more significant problem. The longer it is left unaddressed, the more difficult and costly it will be to repair. Repairing asphalt is an important process that can prolong the lifespan of your driveway. Understanding the importance of the asphalt repair process is essential if you’re hoping to protect your property.
First, evaluate the damage. The larger the crack, the more time will be needed in order to properly complete the repair. Don’t start the process until you have the time to fully complete it. Take the time to chisel around it and create hard edges. This will allow the material to get a better hold on your existing asphalt.
Before you begin to fill the area, it’s essential that you take the time to clean it out. This will prevent anything from affecting the repair process and will also help you avoid issues that arise later. After it has been properly swept out, you can safely add the first layer of the material. Make sure it is even and covers the entirety of the affected area.
For additional information on the asphalt repair process, please review the attached video.