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Paint for rooftop in asphalt emulsion sealer?

After researching, I've decided I'll use an asphalt emulsion sealer on my concrete rooftop. Since the coating is black, I would need to paint it. The manufacturer recommends their "silver" ...
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How do you know how many existing layers of asphalt on my driveway now?

I recently got a quote to dig out and replace my asphalt driveway. The quote stated if there were more than 3 layers now there would be an additional charge added to the quote. Is there a way the ...
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How to get oil stain off stone mastic asphalt (SMA)?

Does anyone know how I can remove, or even lessen, a dried-in oil stain from stone mastic asphalt? I already used washing up liquid on it and it did improve it, but I would like to try and remove it. ...
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Filling void under asphalt driveway

We recently moved into a new to us house. There are a couple of depressions in the asphalt driveway that I thought I should try to level with some bagged asphalt patch. Maybe unsurprisingly, when I ...
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Spots on underside/interior of old wood shingles?

https://i.imgur.com/OKqmVr4.jpg Garage has an uncovered interior ceiling which is just old cedar shakes ( there is asphalt shingles over it - about 15 years old). I’ve been noticing a heavy tar/...
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Is my asphalt driveway beyond repair? [closed]

My asphalt driveway appears to have 2 layers of asphalt on it. The top layer is full of cracks.... resulting in many small pieces of asphalt.... As if someone dropped it and it "shattered"......
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Fix water pooling on porch connected to driveway

The steps to my back porch are connected directly to my driveway. However, the paved section of the driveway leading to the steps is improperly sloped. This leads to pooling at the bottom of the steps....
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Best way to fix bottoming-out on driveway curb-cut?

The distance between the street gutter and the top of the sidewalk in the curb-cut for my driveway is short making the angle at the crest such that a car bottoms-out when entering or leaving the ...
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Lawn Shed Over Asphalt, BUT Using 4x4 Foundational Posts Buried With Concrete To Secure To Ground

I have REALLY old asphalt along the side of the house, like 30+ years old. It doesn't appear to have any sinking or cracking and has held up better than 15+ year old asphalt my dad had poured ...
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How to repair asphalt roof with no decking

I had a windstorm blow a large tree limb through the roof of my shed and I need to repair it. It's one of those pre-made sheds that the previous homeowner likely got installed on-site from Home Depot ...
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Grading over asphalt and concrete walkway

My house is in a small city lot, it's a 1924 Craftsman with a concrete block foundation. On the north side of our house, between the wall and a fence line, the previous owner had asphalt over the ...
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Wide cracks across asphalt road

Location: US California desert What would cause multiple 1 to 1.5 inch wide cracks, averaging 25 ft apart in asphalt roadway? (not regularly spaced, though)
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How to repair street end of driveway that has loose asphalt?

The blacktop at the street end of my driveway is cracking after only 3 years (see photo below). (I think the repaving was poorly done.) The rest of the driveway has no cracks but is not perfectly ...
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Why is newly applied asphalt not smooth?

I finally decided to hire professionals to fix my driveway rather than trying to excavate it myself. This is a newly repaved piece of the driveway: I would expect it to be smooth and even, am I ...
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How to Fill A Deep Driveway Crack?

I have some deep but thin cracks in a driveway. (Pictures below). I also have a trowl patch and crack filler bottle from Home Depot. Which (if any) would be most appropriate for filling these cracks? (...
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Widening my driveway

I removed some trees and now widening my driveway as illustrated in the image below. Not sure how to proceed because I'm stuck on the following questions: What type of driveway is it? Dirt? Crushed ...
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Holes forming under/around garage

I've noticed two holes forming in the ground, under and around my garage (so no basement or anything under that location. The house is about 3 years old. The first is under driveway, just in front of ...
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New concrete up to blacktop's soft edge

I want to make a concrete walkway next to a blacktop driveway. This is on private property, and the total length of the walkway will be about 20 feet. I don’t want a curb, and I want the concrete to ...
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Bad Asphalt Driveway Install?

I had a new asphalt driveway installed in March of 2020. We didn't drive on it for 14 days. Right away I started noticing "indentations" when we parked on it over night. Now it's July 1st (...
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Does flaw in asphalt driveway need to be repaired; and if so, how?

I put in a new asphalt driveway a couple of years ago. There is a visible "joint" where they stopped laying asphalt while waiting for a second load to arrive. At this joint a chunk of asphalt has ...
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How to fill asphalt driveway cracks?

I need to seal-coat my driveway. I need to fill hairline to 1/2" cracks first. I tried the Home store liquid "crack filler" and was extremely disappointed in the results. (it shrunk and looks ...
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Edging options for newly paved asphalt driveway and parking lot

My partner and I are about to hire a contractor to pour new asphalt on our driveway and parking lot. My question has to do with edging. I have read up on Permalock which is an aluminum edging that ...
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Year old asphalt driveway is still soft - chairs make holes

We had a new asphalt driveway installed nearly one year ago in New England. Today in 75 degree sunny weather we sat outside in plastic Adirondack chair for about 45 minutes. When we got up we noticed ...
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Pouring concrete slab against 2 block walls and an asphalt driveway

I need to pour a small (~5' x ~5') concrete pad that will butt up against 2 basement block walls (A&B in the diagram) and my asphalt driveway (D in the diagram). I'm having some trouble figuring ...
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How to retrofit an impermeabilizant asphalt layer in a roof

An owner asked me to repair a roof for a never maintained ~60 year old construction, which lost its impermeabilizing properties, and year after year leaks water from rains through the concrete over ...
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Macadam driveway losing rocks

My 3 year macadam driveway is losing rocks in spots (forming little potholes, little because they are the shallow depth of lost single layer of gravel, see picture). The problem is that other rocks ...
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Can I use sealer over recycled asphalt to retain it?

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 ...
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How to make cold lay asphalt less porous?

Yesterday I finished off a job replacing a gully to add channel drainage on the driveway. The area we dug up (around 2m²) was topped off with 5cm (2") of cold lay asphalt laid in 2x 2.5cm (1") stages. ...
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Can I warm up "cold patch" in a microwave?

I found two asphalt patching products online that are designed to be heated in the microwave. Both are out of stock. Can I heat up ordinary "cold patch" or "trowel patch" in the microwave?
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Substance to help cold patch adhere better?

I moved into a house recently that has an unmaintained driveway. It looks like it hasn't been sealcoated in 20 years. I plan to use "cold patch" to fill one small pothole (4 inch diameter) and fill ...
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Should a second layer of asphalt be placed over an older layer of asphalt?

I have an asphalt driveway. It has its fair share of cracks, etc. However, most troublesome is that "ruts" have formed from the weight of cars driving on it. This means there is a high spot in the ...
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Do I need to seal coat part of my new asphalt?

I just had my driveway asphalt coated. In general it looks pretty good, but there are 2 areas (about 10 sq ft each) where the (due to the location) the asphalt was laid by hand and not rolled on by a ...
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Can driveway fabric (petro-mat) be used DIY?

I read that driveway fabric can help prevent new cracking when putting an asphalt overlay on top of an existing asphalt driveway networked with little cracks ("alligator"). Can this be done DIY? If ...
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Best procedure to renew a driveway

My asphalt driveway has a lot of narrow cracks, and it has some shallow depressions where puddles form. I've watched some youtube videos. All agree that before starting, oil spills should be cleaned ...
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Can I change the gradient/slope of asphalt walkway with cold patch?

I have a asphalt walk way that runs right next to my house and collects water. I have a outside sump pump near by, but there is a low spot on the asphalt next to the house that will always take water ...
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Best Conditions for Sealing Asphalt Driveway

What are the best conditions for sealing an asphalt driveway? What time of year, and under what kind of weather would be best?
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Repair asphalt driveway damaged by transmission fluid leak

I am looking to repair a driveway damaged by transmission fluid (ATF) in the photo below. As you can see the driveway has pitted and cracked where the fluid was standing. Once winter comes I expect ...
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Can I stabilize the tire tracks of a gravel driveway with hot tar?

I have a gravel road with a number of hills but one is long and steep. Generally this guy is close to un-drivable within 6 months. I do not have the money to asphalt this hill, nor can I fix this ...
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How to remove asphalt used to repair concrete

When the previous homeowners replaced the asphalt driveway, they had them fill in the missing concrete from the front edge of the garage (ranges from 1/2 inch to 3 inches into the garage. I want to ...
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Large Cracks & Depressions in Asphalt Driveway?

We have a driveway (Pictures below) that hasn't been maintained for a while and has developed large cracks and several depressions in the surface layer. I'm aware of DIY videos (Similar to https://...
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Concrete cure time before laying hot asphalt beside?

Let's say I pour concrete sidewalks (6" thick, 4' x 8'), how many days should I wait to have hot asphalt laid right beside it (it would butt to the short side - 4') ? Was thinking of pouring the ...
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Asphalt patching

I want to build a fence on one edge of a parking place beside my house, which is paved with asphalt. The parking place is sloped and uneven on its edge where the fence is to be installed. I'm thinking ...
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How to fix a part of a washed out asphalt driveway?

This is what a washed out part looks like: and (same spot, from the front): from looking at fixing potholes online, it seems like filling it with a paver base and topping it with a couple inches of ...
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pouring concrete right next to asphalt driveway

I am planning to install trench drain in front of my garage. The driveway to the garage is asphalt (less than 2" thick), and the space between the trench drain and asphalt will be filled with concrete....
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Can this asphalt driveway be repaired?

We had an asphalt driveway put down around 5-6 months ago. The second half of the driveway the mix went dry and left a bad finish. We pointed out the worst parts, the contractors came back and put two ...
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Repair A Blacktop Asphalt Driveway or hire a pro?

I have an asphalt driveway. I have: two 1/8" deep indents (from car tires) separation from the garage floor a big spider crack in the center dull/worn look How do I DIY repair? Or is this ...
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can asphalt and concrete be laid side by side on roadways? [closed]

Can concrete and asphalt be laid side by side on roadways? If no why? what would be the problems faced?
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tar joint between garage wall and asphalt

There's a kind of a gap between the asphalt and the garage which causes moisture to accumulate there. I'd like to seal that gap by making a tar joint: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.sealant-...
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How to fix asphalt cracked in large chunks?

I have a small asphalt ramp from the garage sloping towards the alley. It seems that either the salt or the city snow plowers cracked the corner and shattered a section of it. I tried to piece it ...
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Putting together a shed on a slight slope

I'm hoping to put together a shed that's on a slight slope. It will sit on top of asphalt. What should I use to make sure the floor is level? Some 2x4's? Should I bolt the 2x4's to the asphalt before ...