Cement, Concrete, or Asphalt?

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woodyG

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I have a very old driveway that's gone from gravel ( 1860 ) surface to cement panels to the current asphalt surface. I'm seeing cracks on the surface, some 1" to 3" wide x 1.5" D, various lengths. Can I use cement to fill the cracks, concrete, asphalt crack filler ( last choice )?

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Snoonyb

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Welcome.
Bagged asphalt patch is readily available.
 

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Thanks for the suggestion . . . I'm pretty sure asphalt won't fit into some of the cracks. I'll probably go with the cement.
 

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For the narrow cracks you use an asphalt patch/sealant that comes in a caulking tube. It may be time to bite the bullet and get it rebuilt. Post some pictures.
 

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Around here asphalt is often put down as a base and then tar and chip is done as a sealer and in the future as needed tar and chip again. There are a few places with smaller equipment that will do residential driveways.



In my experience once asphalt starts to go and if you live in a freeze thaw area you will be chasing the problem every year.

The suggestion to take it out and start over is good but expensive. Cracked up as it is I think is still a good base for an overlay material.

I have never had good luck with the cold patch asphalt bagged stuff, but again we live in a northern state with rough winters.
 
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