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How To DIY Asphalt Resurfacing

Are you in the quest of finding another Do It Yourself skill that you can add to your list?

If you were just into small projects that you do inside the house, asphalt resurfacing may seem challenging to you. But don’t be afraid. Asphalt resurfacing is actually an easy task as long as your driveway is not in a bad condition.

And good news. Doing the asphalt resurfacing diy is so affordable!

If ever you just want to save bucks but still want to work on your driveway, then go on with these steps because you will surely achieve the results your neighbors will get jealous of!

First Step: Ready your driveway

Before fixing anything, cleaning properly is a must to prepare the driveway. Make sure that the are is free from dirt, dust, debris, vegetation, and water. Some weeds are going to grow from the asphalt. Remove them first. Removing will be made easy once you make use of the sharp angled tip of a triangle shaped garden hoe. The dirt and debris can then be removed with the use of a stiff bristled broom or a leaf blower.

You can also choose to spray the driveway using a hose. Whichever way you choose to clean the driveway, just see to it that it will be completely dry before fixing. Because if the asphalt get into the cracks, it will be hard for the moisture to escape.

Hence, if you choose to clean by spraying with the use of hose, do it in a really sunny day. Also, wait for twenty-four hours before fixing to be sure.

Second Step: Repairing

Now that it is already free from dirt, you can start filling in the holes and cracks. A liquid filler can be used if the holes don’t exceed half an inch long. A nozzle on top of the filler has to be cut. Afterwards, pour the asphalt into the holes while letting it overfill a little.

You can also make use of a putty knife or paste filler for larger holes. Afterwards, make use of a trowel to polish the edges. And, before pouring into larger holes, check if the hole does not go beyond the bottom layer of asphalt. And if you see that it does, just pour some sand or gravel into it to make it shallower.

Third Step: Prepare the resurfacer
Never skip buying a resurfacer with bonding polymers and sand additives. It is very helpful for flexibility. Mix the resurfacer completely before making use of it.

Fourth Step: Using the resurfacer
After preparing the resurfacer, it is now ready for use. A paintbrush can be used for application. Start at the edges. You get a squeegee for the next thing. Use it to apply several coats and do a back and forth motion.

Summary of Asphalt Resurfacing

Tada! Your asphalt resurfacing was successful. In case of excess, it can still be recycled.