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How to repair cracks in your driveway

10 STEPS

Cold Canadian winters and humid summers can be tough on asphalt- it's time to repair any cracks that the seasons may have left behind.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

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Check the weather - aim for a dry day over 5 degrees

Double check the label as application temperatures may vary

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Use a broom or wire brush to to clean all the dirt out of the cracks

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Grab a can of Asphalt Driveway Crack Filler

Read all the warning labels

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Place your finger on the cap and shake well

Approximately 2 minutes

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Cut the spout tip to the desired width

Ensure the spout width is smaller than the crack

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Squeeze the Asphalt Driveway Crack Filler into the cracks

If the crack is 1/4 inch or less in width/depth, only one application is necessary

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If the crack is deeper than ¼ inch, squeeze a first application of asphalt driveway crack filler

Then, add fine sand to a 1/4 inch from the surface - then add another layer of crack filler to top it off

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Add another layer of crack filler to top it off

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Use a generous helping of the crack filler, overfilling each crack to allow the filler to sink in

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Let the crack filler sit for at least a day before you walk or drive on the repaired areas