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Old 07-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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How do I fix my driveway?

My driveway is solid underneath, but the top layer is cracked in places, and others the top is chipped off. Other parts look like it could use a cosmetic upgrade. it is 30 years old.

A person on another forums told me to use the quikrete resurfacer, but all I have read about it, with very few exceptions, is bad. The chipped areas in my driveway are at least 1/4" to 1/2". It varies. Maybe not 1/2". That's kind of big. These areas will need to be filled in before any kind of top later is added or complete.

So, I was hoping someone could tell me how to fix my driveway if the resurfacer product is no good. Do I just use regular concrete?

This is the stuff that's not good, supposedly. I even read that on here with the search:



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Old 07-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Fill the existing cracks to smoothness (perhaps expand some and then fill); then coat .


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Old 07-18-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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It is a concrete driveway.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #4
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It can be covered with asphalt.

personally I have never had bad results with resurfacer, other than the cost.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:11 PM   #5
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Dont use a quickcrete product. Find a concrete supply company. They will carry a more substantial product. Might pay a little more but it will be well worth it. You have to grind out ALL the cracks to at least 1/2" to be able to get enough new mud in there. 1/4 is to small.

Heres a link to similar products you might find helpful.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #6
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At 30 years your driveway is at the end of it's useful life,either replace it or have it top coated with blacktop,and get another 15 or so years out of it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:35 PM   #7
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Try a spec smooth or repcon v/o 928. Both are good products. Spec patch will be the most costly but is a brilliant product. All are spec Chem products. If you can't find a dealer near you that carries the product, try Stan

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