Driveway Repair


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Old 10-07-20, 10:09 AM
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Driveway Repair

I am trying to patch up some ruts in my driveway. Pictures below. I bought some Quickrete asphalt repair. After buying it someone told me that it would not work in this case. I would really like to level this off somewhat. perfection not needed just reduction of the ruts would help. Is the cold patch a no go?


 
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Old 10-07-20, 11:31 AM
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My experience with Cold Patch is that it requires an edge to butt against. you can't taper the cold patch at the edges. I am pretty sure the directions will say to clear out the bad material until you have a solid square edge. Then you can tamp the cold patch into the hole. I have filled damaged asphalt like that but you have to clear out the hole first.

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Old 10-07-20, 12:06 PM
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You are correct, cold patch is like a really thick fluid, if you have a hole it will fill, but if there is an open edge the material will simply flow out, it will not hold a shape!
 
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Old 10-07-20, 10:55 PM
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Got it. I did see the instructions about squaring the sides. Clearly my plan was to taper it up to meet the surface so that's out. Thanks for the information!
 
 

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