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How DIY Asphalt Resurfacing Is Done

Have you been looking for another Do It Yourself skill that you can add to your list?

If you are only experienced in small indoor projects, then asphalt resurfacing may sound hard to you. But to put you at ease, don’t get stressed about asphalt resurfacing because it is an easy task so long as your driveway is in a good condition.

And what’s better than knowing that resurfacing with asphalt only costs little!

If you’re thinking about something wherein you could save a few bucks but still have good results, just keep on reading to know the steps. I assure you, you will get the results you have been hoping for since the start.

First Step: Ready your driveway

Before fixing anything, cleaning properly is a must to prepare the driveway. The zone must be free from all the dirt, dust, debris, water, and vegetation. There will be weeds that you will find on the asphalt. Remove them first. Doing this will be easy when you will use 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 make use of a hose to spray down the driveway. 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.

Thus, if you choose a hose, do it in a really sunny day. Also, you will have to wait for at least twenty-four hours to be sure.

Second Step: Restoration

Now that the area is already free from all the dirt, you can already start pouring into the holes and cracks. A liquid filler can be used if the holes don’t exceed half an inch long. There is a nozzle on top of the filler that you will have to cut. Once done, pour the asphalt into the holes, letting it overfill a little.

A putty knife and a paste filler can be used for larger holes. Then, you can use a trowel to polish the edges. Don’t forget to check the larger hole if it goes beyond the last layer of asphalt before pouring. If you find that it does, pour some sand or gravel to make it shallower.

Third Step: Ready the resurfacer
Never skip buying a resurfacer with bonding polymers and sand additives. It is very helpful for flexibility. Mix and blend the resurfacer properly before using.

Fourth Step: Using the resurfacer
Because the resurfacer is ready, you can now apply it. The application can be done by the use of a paintbrush. Start on the edges. You get a squeegee for the next thing. Use it to apply several coats and do a back and forth motion.

Conclusion on Asphalt Resurfacing

Alas! Your asphalt resurfacing was successful. The excess can be used again and recycled.