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How to repair cracks in your driveway

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.

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10 STEPS

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

STEP 1

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

Double check the label as application temperatures may vary.

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STEP 2

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

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STEP 3

Grab a can of Asphalt Driveway Crack Filler.

Read all the warning labels.

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STEP 4

Place your finger on the cap and shake well.

Approximately 2 minutes.

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STEP 5

Cut the spout tip to the desired width.

Ensure the spout width is smaller than the crack.

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STEP 6

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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STEP 7

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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STEP 8

Add another layer of crack filler to top it off.

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STEP 9

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

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STEP 10

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

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