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Old 09-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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We are resurfacing our concrete driveway. Our driveway is half asphalt and half concrete. We are going to put asphalt sealer over the concrete so that there is a color match. First we are sealing the cracks in the concrete. The problem is we used Presto Patch to do it before we realized that it was an indoor product. Now the Presto Patch is set and is hard to water pressure out. The directions said to seal it if used in a wet area. Will the Presto Patch hold up under the asphalt sealer or should we take the time to chip it all out (or let it go through the winter and hope it erodes, we live in wet Oregon by the way). Any help out of this mess would be appreciated.

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Ayuh,... I'd wait til Spring,+ see what you've got to work with then...

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resurfacing conc w/asphalt sealer ? ? ? whoever said this was a good idea ? ? ? the guy at the apron store ? ? ? its the wrong material - if you want to ' seal ' conc, there're sealers SPECIFICALLY FOR conc,,, if its aesthetics, there're polymer-modified overlays that can be tinted black.

i suspect you just put stuff in cracks - crack sealing & crk filling are different,,, never heard of ' Presto Patch ' but, w/that name, i can guess why the uninitiated'd choose it,,, the correct way to do what you want's much more complicated however even a 5th grader can understand & accomplish it.

wait til spring & see what happens,,, you're aware, of course, that once conc's sealed as you plan, you'll never be able to remove it however it will wear off by itself as it will - especially under wheel paths,,, nor will the 'black' of the conc match the color of the asphalt sealer.
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wait til spring & see what happens,,, you're aware, of course, that once conc's sealed as you plan, you'll never be able to remove it however it will wear off by itself as it will - especially under wheel paths,,, nor will the 'black' of the conc match the color of the asphalt sealer.
Lot to think about, thanks
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Ayuh,... I'd wait til Spring,+ see what you've got to work with then...
Thanks, sounds like a good idea
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From what I've been told by asphalt sealcoaters, their coating won't adhere to concrete for very long.
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I've been looking into stains to color the existing concrete black. Is there a DIY substance? Everything I've read says to hire an expert. My driveway isn't worth an expert, just trying to touch up what is already there.
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From what I've been told by asphalt sealcoaters, their coating won't adhere to concrete for very long.
Thats what I needed to know. Now to figure out how to solve my problem of making the asphalt and concrete driveway look uniform without putting a lot of money into it.

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