COMMUNITY FORUM

lily

12:14PM | 05/17/05
Member Since: 02/11/03
8 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I'm looking to "clean-up" the edge of my asphalt driveway. The edges are not straight, and I am looking to add about 3-5 inches(??) to the sides to clean them up.

Is there a product that will "patch" the sides up in order to straighten them.

cauk05Jeeves

01:29PM | 06/08/05
Member Since: 06/07/05
2 lifetime posts
Lily,

I'm not an expert. Maybe this will work. Don't be discouraged. You can do ti yourself if you want to save money. Home improvement stores carry cold asphalt for patching. You can use them cold. They sell those in bags. You can get some and apply it to the uneven edge. Use a 2x4 piece of wood as guide to make the edge straight and compact the cold patch to the ground with a compacter with long handle, sold at the same stores.

Read instruction on the bag of cold patch for more detail. Good luck!


tomh

02:50PM | 06/08/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
K2 is right on this issue. The problem is that new asphalt and cold patch really don't bond well to older asphalt. The pros can repair potholes and sholders using bonding cements and reinforcement fabric, but the edge of asphalt remains weaker. Sometimes you can cut back the asphalt with a power saw to create a straight strong edge, then excavate and set forms and pour a concrete edge. This tends to be strong and can be fairly attractive producing a straight contrasting edge. It minimizes the amount of material because you only pour 8-12 inches along each side.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even though Halloween is past, pumpkins and gourds make great table decorations. That includes white pumpkins, too!  Here,... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2