I have a section of recycled asphalt chips to the left of my concrete driveway, which we use parking a second car. The asphalt rocks leave a mess in the yard and in the driveway. Could I use asphalt sealer over top the gravel to form a more solid surface? I've thought about using some landscape edging to keep some of the gravel in place, but that may not be a permanent solution. Any ideas or suggestions is appreciated. Thanks!
I don't think pouring a sealant all over your rock will provide you with a blissful outcome. I can't say I have a real answer to your problem either.
Here are the problems I can see with a sealer topcoat:
- Obnoxiously sticky residue
- Residue has a good chance of staining your driveway
- How to stop if from flowing over to your yard and driveway
- Stickiness and residue stains can be problematic each time it gets warm
Here's a possible solution -- still using a sealant. Use it as an bonding undercoat. I would take the top 1/2" layer off and spread a layer of sealant about 1/4"-3/8" thick and spread that 1/2" layer back down and tamp it down to make sure the sealant reaches the top of the layer and bonds it all the way through.
That's about the best I can think of at the moment.
No. Sealer isn't nearly strong enough to support the tremendous tearing forces at play.
Instead, watch your local community sale websites for used or leftover concrete pavers. You want the heavy duty ones, which are about 2-1/2" thick. With a little patience and luck you should find a relatively inexpensive lot that will give you proper pavement for life. You could even use the recycled asphalt concrete as a base, with a little sand over the top to make leveling easier.