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Old 06-30-2016, 11:13 PM   #1
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Anyone have experience with asphalt spot repair?

I am looking into doing some spot repair on my street. It's got some pot holes and ridges where the road is sinking or splitting open.

We've had people out before to do repairs, where they tear up the road and replace the foundation (the right way to do it). However, this costs many thousands of dollars. There are still a number of small pot holes that I am hoping to smooth out.

I was thinking something I can put in the holes, or maybe some kind of epoxy you can mix with rocks and put in the holes. Anyone have a recommended brand, source, methodology?
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:35 PM   #2
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Why are you wasting your time and money doing the city's work?
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Old 07-01-2016, 01:16 AM   #3
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Why are you wasting your time and money doing the city's work?
this.

But maybe a trowel patch may work for you. You can add some sand to make it thicker.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Latex-ite...-4SP/100013419


I've used this before to fix alligator cracks, it shrinks though so you may have to add another coat.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Latex-ite...2051/100658853
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Old 07-01-2016, 05:40 AM   #4
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What are the dimensions of the holes?
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:30 AM   #5
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Apparently the DOT is now using some dry based asphalt mixture that you pour into a hole, add water, mix, and let set for a few hours.
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:00 AM   #6
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You can buy either trowel patch, or cold patch, at home centers.

Cold patch is meant for deeper repairs. It has gravel in it, and is the consistency of rice krispy treats before they cool.

Trowel patch has sand in it (and is therefore not as strong), but is easier to work with. It's meant for large shallow depressions, and you can only apply it 1/2" at a time, with 24 hours+ dry time between each lift. It also doesn't look as good (it's too smooth, and more brown than black).

For what you want to do, I suspect cold patch would be more appropriate. I think it's also cheaper.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:03 AM   #7
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Why are you wasting your time and money doing the city's work?
^^ this, what the F kinda town do you live in where the road is neglected for so long that you'd actually consider repairing it yourself? Can't you drive around them, or are they all across the road?

Here's an idea. Buy the cheapest set of bent ass destroyed curbed, but DEFINITELY bent wheels/tires you can find that fit your car. Take pic, send to town hall, send letter with pics, claim rim bendage on gigantic pothole and ask for reimbursement from town. Sometimes if multiple hits occur to cars causing lots of damage, they might take it seriously and patch it up.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:42 AM   #8
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If this is a city street, don't do it. There's liability issues you probably don't want.
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OP is trying hard to impress the milf down the road who has complained about the potholes.
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Just keep leaving your rims in front of city hall until they finally do something about it
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Okay so, it's a private road. Should have mentioned that. However I did consider doing some work on the county road as well, because after numerous phone calls by local residents they just tell us "we don't have the money" and blow us off.
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Is it a pot hole? Like a missing chunk or an indentation? The cold patch stuff won't stick in an indentation.
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:37 PM   #13
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this repair will fall apart as soon as it rains. I recommend you cut out the section and fill it with cold patch and apply a sealer over it.


apply this trowel patch or a sealer
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:54 PM   #14
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Is it a pot hole? Like a missing chunk or an indentation? The cold patch stuff won't stick in an indentation.
We've got a bit of everything. Indentations about 4" deep. Ridges where the pavement transitions harshly. And then straight up pot holes where two layers of asphalt are separating and chunking out.
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You could spend a thousand or more repairing it for how ever long you plan to live there or you can tear it out and pour concrete for more bucks. I got quoted $10k to remove and pour concrete on my rental. 100x14ft. **** that.
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:22 AM   #16
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For reference our previous professionally done asphalt repairs were $25,000 and it was not that much honestly. The stuff is so expensive.
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Old 07-02-2016, 08:48 AM   #17
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Do a gofundme for concrete or brick driveway. Asphalt sucks.
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