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Old 03-11-2011, 11:06 AM   #1
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I hope this is the right forum for this question - We live on a private road that is shared with eight homes. We are responsible for the upkeep of the road. Our road is asphalt, 4" thick. There are some cracks developing in the asphalt that I want to fix before they expand. Here is my plan: clean out debris in crack with wire brush/compressed air - place sand in cracks that are deep (over 1/4"?) - heat repair goop until it flows smoothly - pour into the crack. Does this sound like a proper repair? Suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

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place sand in cracks that are deep (over 1/4"?) - heat repair goop until it flows smoothly - pour into the crack.
Ayuh,... Donno just what you're calling "Goop", but...
The sand goes over top of the sealing tar, not under it....

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Sorry, I was at loss for the proper term How much sand would you place on top of the sealing tar? Thanks
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you've got the right idea but you'll be cracksealing, not repairing,,, what you describe is commonly known as ' glow 'n' seal ' 'cept you're including wirebrushing prior to the blow if the cracks're only 1/2", nothing's needed,,, over 1", fill w/vermiculite/sand 50/50 mix UNLESS you want the real stuff which is a hot-pour backer rod,,, in your sit, i wouldn't.

the hot repair ' goop ' should be astm d1190 material which can be heated & applied in a direct fire melter then installed w/wheeled ' overbander ' e never ' salted ' the work as we had the lane closed
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