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Old 03-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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Can you Asphalt over a Concrete Driveway?


I have a long concrete driveway and parking pad that is cracking. I want to repair it but that would entail ripping out all the concrete and pouring an all new slab. Can asphalt be used over the concrete and how long should it last? Also how does asphalt hold up to salt and ice from cold weather conditions.

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If the concrete is failing and is cracked the pavement would soon do the same thing if it's not fixed first.
It holds up fine to salt, what do you think they use for roads up north.

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We just walk in the tracks left by our dogsleds. Haven't you been up here, joe?
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We just walk in the tracks left by our dogsleds. Haven't you been up here, joe?
Silly Canucker, That only works if you are wearing your snowshoes
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we did that all the time on conc highways in several states - just make the necessary conc repairs 1st,,, reference your existing joints & sawcut the conc over them - they will reflect up thru the overlay on their own if you do not,,, for the rest of your concerns, look at your city/cty/state roads - good luck !
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we did that all the time on conc highways in several states - just make the necessary conc repairs 1st,,, reference your existing joints & sawcut the conc over them - they will reflect up thru the overlay on their own if you do not,,, for the rest of your concerns, look at your city/cty/state roads - good luck !
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We also use "Petro Mat" it looks like thick felt fabric,you adhere it to the concrete with hot liquid AC. Any asphalt guy worth his salt will know what you are talking about.
You may want to think about this long and hard, the prices of oil and the yearly maintenance involved you may be ahead of the curve replacing the concrete with concrete.
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i've never seen petroMat used on anyone's residential d/w,,, you'd be more likely to find it spec'd on airports as it reduces the paver's mat thickness,,, sometimes we'd see it on a large commercial repave.

good comment re asphalt ( blacktop ) vs conc,,, imn-s-hfo you're further ahead w/conc




or is that ' farther ' - never could remember the difference
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good comment re asphalt ( blacktop ) vs conc,,, imn-s-hfo you're further ahead w/conc
or is that ' farther ' - never could remember the difference
You know what I meant or is that mean?
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i'm not mean - that's jomama

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