Unfortunately, asphalt driveways don't remain smooth and black forever. The forces of nature do their best to break down the surface, creating cracks and potholes. Grass can work its way through developing cracks. Repairing driveway cracks is a lot simpler than you may think.
Repair Cracks in Your Driveway
QPR Pourable Crack Filler and QPR Stone Grade Crack Filler are quickly becoming the nation’s standard for cracked pavement repair. For cracks up to ¾ inch, QPR Pourable Crack Filler has got you covered. For larger cracks ½ to 3 inches wide, use QPR Stone Grade Crack Filler.
In this tutorial, we will show you a few steps to ensure that your repair is both permanent and maintenance free.QPR Pourable Crack Filler
QPR Stone Grade Crack Filler
For small cracks, use QPR Pourable Crack Filler.
- To start, remove all dirt and vegetation from the crack with a wire brush, screwdriver, or trowel tool.
- Use a garden hose to flush out any remaining debris and allow the crack to dry before applying any crack filler.
- Next, give the bottle a through shake to ensure the material is completely mixed. Carefully cut the top of the spout to the desired width making sure the spout width is smaller than the crack.
- Fill the crack flush to the adjoining pavement.
- Use QPR’s Crack Filler Tool to smooth out the crack filler even to the height of the surrounding pavement.
During the drying process, QPR Pourable Crack Filler will soak into the crack and may need a second coat. Allow the crack to dry 24 hours before applying a second coat.
In addition, you will need to wait at least 24-48 hours before driving or walking on the repaired area to allow the material to dry.
For larger cracks, QPR Stone Grade Crack Filler is your answer.
- After any debris in the cracks has been flushed out and the crack is completely dry, scoop out the crack filler with your QPR Crack Filler Tool and begin to fill the crack with QPR Stone Grade Crack Filler.
- Using your Crack Filler Tool, compact the material into the crack making sure the whole crack has been filled.
- Once the crack has been filled, the repair is now complete and your repair is open to traffic immediately.
QPR Stone Grade Crack Filler, although open to traffic immediately, may take up to 6 months to “fully” cure. Many factors can affect the curing time including climate, temperature, geographic location, altitude, etc. The product may setup faster, but as a general rule of thumb, be sure to wait at