Asphalt driveway crack filling

Old 04-10-22, 03:15 PM
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Asphalt driveway crack filling

Is there a good DIY tool to apply the hot crack filler that the pros use? (I have used the “Pli stix” type with a propane torch, but I think I need a beefier solution for cracks up to 3/4” wide. I saw a youtube video using a metal can heated over a gas burner, but it seemed messy.


Old 04-10-22, 04:57 PM
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The PLi stlx is recommended for cracks up to 1/2" only.
A 3/4 inch wide crack is pretty big. I would try using a backer rod in the crack and push it in so about a 1/4" depth is left. Then I would use typical crack filler (trowel grade) followed by a standard sealer after it's well cured. Say several weeks later. It will never be permanent but I think you'll get as long lasting repair as anything else.

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