The Best Way To Repair Cracks And Holes In Your Driveway
Over the years, most patios and driveways develop cracks. This can be caused by the winter’s thawing cycles, freezing temperatures, the soil’s movements and tree roots. Instead of pouring a new slab, and breaking apart the old one, you should consider repairing the cracks with concrete driveway patching products.
The damage usually begins with small cracks on the surface, and this does require driveway patching. If the cracks in the driveway are less than a quarter-inch, the damage is usually not deep, and is quickly repaired with a liquid crack-filler.
Cracks exceeding a quarter-inch or with a depth of more than a few inches indicate a significant issue. Filling them in is only a temporary solution to the problem. You can ensure the height of the repairs are level with the rest of the driveway by using a material that can be tamped down when fixing the holes. This type of fix will always be temporary because the hole will open again once the water seeps between the new and old material.
The cost per square foot if you do the repair yourself is $3 to $5 dollars. This is roughly half the cost of a professional driveway repair contractor. Asphalt and concrete driveways with deep holes will eventually require replacement. You may gain a few years by patching the large cracks and holes, but the appearance of your driveway during this period will be far less than ideal.
FP-300 is a high strength compound with two components that may provide the solution for resurfacing, depressions and cracks.