Driveway Pothole Repair – Asphalt Driveway Repair



this driveway of the repair we've got a couple potholes here before I seal the driveway and the first thing I want to do is clean this and I want to get this very thoroughly clean and all these particles loose particles out of here so I'm just using a concentrated cleaner I'm using simple green for this but any good detergent is excellent so the first step we're gonna clean the driveway off and clean the area where we're going to repair this pothole so once you clean the area real well the next step is you want to just get rid of any standing water so take a push through and slightly damp is fine but we don't want water sitting in there or sitting in the cracks so long as there's no weeds if you have weeds scrape that out it's prepared now now we can apply the pothole pinch small potholes like this I really like this Henry pothole patch I've used a lot of different products over the years and a lot of them coming bags and it's just awkward that's hard to handle and I like this Henry product because there's no mixing it's very easy to use and it's a permanent patch so all you have to do is have your area prepared like we did and just turn this over and pound it out and this will fill a two-inch step at a time so if you have two inches or less you want to use you want to tamp it down to that level if it's deeper than two inches you'd want to do two inches tamp it down and then add more to it and we're just going to use you can use any type of tool to spread this out too you can use a little piece of wood a tool a rake and what we want to end up is we want to be about an inch and a half above the final surface and so we're just going to pour this out and you can use anything to tamp this down I actually rented a tamper and it's only ran me about $10 for 24 hours but you can use a 2×4 you can actually use a piece of plywood a popular method is just get a piece of plywood set it on the top of this and then just drive over it with your car and so yeah but you can see how easy the product is to use I'm just going to add a little bit more and what happens with a lot of the bags – I found that when a lot of the hardware stores or the is big-box store it it actually gets compressed and so it's hard to work with and you can see just how easy this is to work with so now all you need is a tamper or piece of wood and we're just going to start compressing it and it's gonna make a permanent repair so now I've filled this up tamp it down so it's a nice solid pinch on top of this pothole here and what I'm gonna do is just use some crack repair and just come along the edge and I'm just gonna blend the edges a little bit and this takes like 24 hours to dry along the edge here this crack repair and if you're if you're recoding your entire driveway you want to let this set for three weeks before you cover it with a sealer so that's all there is to filling a pothole if you have bigger holes or you want to do a more professional job you can also cut this out nice and square but for the average homeowner this is just a nice easy repair it's permanent and once you seal this with a top coat it just turns out beautiful so what I'll do next is I'll go around I'll fill all these other cracks and then we're going to seal this whole driveway

22 Comments

  • Empire Textbooks

    April 12, 2019

    If you have a hole deeper than 2 inches then would it be a good idea to use cement below that (and obviously wait for that to dry) because cement is cheaper?

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  • gabe gamer

    April 12, 2019

    First snow play that’s ganna peep up like a onion

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  • Passed High School Physics

    April 12, 2019

    Isn’t this guy patching with temporary cold patch? This stuff is temporary and it made to be removed when a “real” repair can be made. It’s been two years since this video was posted. Would be interested to see what the driveway and patch looks now.

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  • Cici Art

    April 12, 2019

    I just think this is satisfying I don’t care if it’s done right or wrong

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  • DIPwhenyourSICK

    April 12, 2019

    I love all of the comments from people who have clearly never worked with asphalt or cold patch. Do you people not realize that this video was made for home owners who most likely do not have access to tampers or hot mix or asphalt saws? Working for my city’s street division for the past 7 years I can tell you cold patch will hold up in a scenario like this for months years possibly if it is done right it even will hold up on high traffic roadways if compacted enough. Do any of you even realize how expensive hot patch is and that you can only buy it by 1/4 ton increments? This saved the home owner money and was a great fix. Rather then calling a paving company and spending an arm and a leg for work that didnt need to be done they did it themselves. Enough from you arm chair quarterbacks who have never used the stuff more then twice in your life.

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  • Smug Smugly

    April 12, 2019

    Hello, how do you know where to dig the well in the first place? Is it just a guess or are there signs to look for?

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  • Agreeable Dragon

    April 12, 2019

    looks like bugs when you dump it

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  • Narcodo Music

    April 12, 2019

    Did i see a puddy knife?

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  • Nelida Garcia

    April 12, 2019

    How would you compare this to Plistix? I have some cracks that need to be filled and wondering which is better.

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  • Charles Moore

    April 12, 2019

    I bought a house that has a couple areas on the driveway that are now just red clay with gravel on top. Not sure how to fix those areas ???

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  • Szwagier Rulez

    April 12, 2019

    That junk doesn't work. 30 days later still soft and sticky.

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  • Jimmy Greene

    April 12, 2019

    How does this product compare to aquaphalt? Anybody?

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  • aux1z11

    April 12, 2019

    You can get a 60 pound bag for 9.99 at home depot, why buy it in small bucket for 30.00

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  • Mole

    April 12, 2019

    Better job then most road repairs.

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  • Lewis Mitchell

    April 12, 2019

    You rivalry should wear steal toe cap boots while using that

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  • mettlus

    April 12, 2019

    What was the crack repair epoxy you used?

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  • Johnny Young

    April 12, 2019

    Best way to do it is get a bucket of black roof tar get a small 2 inch roller roll the edges with that then put your asphalt patch in rake it out smooth then sand it down the compact it really good then seal cost it and it was last for a very long time trust me

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  • Integra DIY

    April 12, 2019

    The asphalt sunk because there is a void under the slab. Should have dug it out, repack it with dirty and rock, then out the fresh asphalt

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  • xLittleBoy-

    April 12, 2019

    Really cool ?

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  • Ben Delaney

    April 12, 2019

    You rented a hand held tamper? That seems odd

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  • HawkeyeSTiGuy

    April 12, 2019

    Great video! You have a new subscriber! This is precisely what I was looking for. I recently bought a walk-up ice cream business that has about a 2" depression in front of the order window. Our asphalt lot will be replaced next season, but this is a great option for a temporary fix. Most of what I was seeing online was to cut it out & patch it, but that's far more work & expense than it is worth for my situation.

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  • Very FRESH And Unsuspicious MEMES

    April 12, 2019

    Nope, you’ve done it wrong. You’re supposed to cut a square around the sink patch, remove all of the crap from underneath it, put compacting stone underneath, then the patch. The patch you’ve done will last no longer than a couple of years. It also looks shit.

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