Cracks in Driveway, need help!

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Cracks in Driveway, need help!

Hello, i been searching around for some mix cement/concrete to fill in the cracks on my driveway (picture below)

But all the premix bags seem to list the color as "grey"

my driveway is sort of brownish/yellowish , is there a special brand/type i can buy to match the color/tint?

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Old 06-11-15, 06:53 PM
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That will be very difficult to do. The color is mostly from weathering. And any mix you use will color depending on how you mix it. Too much water and it will be a different color than with too little water. There are dyes you can get, but again it won't be a perfect match. During the first few years you will notice a difference. Then after that the patching will most likely begin to deteriorate and need redone.
 
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Not worth trying to fix.
Any repair would fail and stick out like a sore thumb.
 
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I have to disagree with Joe on this one. I do think it's worth fixing. It will prevent popping if water should freeze and will prevent plant life from growing and causing further cracking. But it won't look pretty. If you get Quikcrete patch in a squeeze tube it will flow into the crack and stay flexible yet seal the opening. It will look different.
 
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Why is it important for you to hide the cracks? After all, the old-timers always said "There are 2 kinds of concrete--that which has already cracked, and that which will crack in the future."
 
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I have to disagree with Joe on this one. I do think it's worth fixing. It will prevent popping if water should freeze and will prevent plant life from growing and causing further cracking. But it won't look pretty. If you get Quikcrete patch in a squeeze tube it will flow into the crack and stay flexible yet seal the opening. It will look different.
+1 That's certainly the best choice. You are never going to get it to look the same no matter what you do in the only reason to repair the cracks at all is to prevent water penetration. If water gets inside of the cracks and under the surface the concrete will just deteriorate further.
 
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