Repair Depressions in Asphalt Driveway

Old 08-30-11, 03:51 PM
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Repair Depressions in Asphalt Driveway

What is the best way to repair depressions in a residential driveway caused by pressure from a truck parked for several hours. They and are 6"w x8"l x 1/2" deep on an 80 deg F day. Some cracking/stepping occurred around the depression. Is the base damaged permanently?
Old 08-30-11, 04:28 PM
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You asked if the base were permanently damaged. I would not say "damaged" so much as that spot is compacted better than the rest. But "no" the base will not grow back and self heal the depression.

My simple and cheap option #1 would be to get some cold asphalt patch and fill in the depressions and compact as best possible. Cheap option #2 is to just ignore it.
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I'd ignore this. Any patch will, IMO, only provide temporary results.

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