Driveway 911 on a shoestring. Lumps sealer cracks etc...

Discussion in 'Lawn Care/Landscaping' started by CanOfWorms, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. CanOfWorms

    CanOfWorms Member

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    So I bought this house and everything needs doing. I want to give the driveway a little love so the kids can scoot around without destroying their knees when they fall. The driveway has some spots where it is totally crumbling and other parts that are good band other parts that are like alligator skin.
    I get the whole sealer thing and the cold patch. There is just too much going on to do it right which is just get it redone or at least have someone come and drop 2" of blacktop on it.
    So I have a few questions....
    1. Can I take a bucket of sealer and add lots of fine sand and make crack sealer? How much sand can I add? Can I use it as a leveler? I bought Henry filler sealer 175. It looks like it it is not latex. I think this is good.
    2.there are some tree root humps that will seriously impede kid fun time... Can I heat with a propane torch and then tamp down the 2" humps created by a few tree roots?
    3. Can I seal now and then cold patch the spots that are still falling apart?
    4. Will sealing now make it harder to professional recoat (add 2" of blacktop) in the fall?

    Thank you for expert and anecdotal opinions.
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    Well... my driveway is gravel so I'm no expert. It sounds like you want to do what "RockSolid" brand does. I would think the quality and coarseness of the sand will factor in the end result.
  3. CanOfWorms

    CanOfWorms Member

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    Wow... Polycuramine! Has anyone had any experience with this stuff?

    Anyone have a thought on the lumps caused by roots?
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    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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  5. CanOfWorms

    CanOfWorms Member

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    I need to replace it, but costs prohibit at this time.

    Anyone know how much sand I can mix in sealer to make crack filler?
  6. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    http://rocksolidfloorsgaragecoat.com/garage-coat-products/driveway-coating
    On a hot sunny day and with the aid of a tiger torch, you might be able to soften it enough to tamp it down level. It would however probably make it thinner at that point, weakening it.
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