Repair Your Driveway Without Wasting Money | Consumer Reports



the best way to repair a pothole is by filling it with hot asphalt because it's the strongest material and will give you the longest lasting results but you'll have to pay a professional paving company for that you can fix a pothole yourself with driveway patch material but our tests found three pairs only last with certain products here are the seven asphalt repair products we test this since we didn't have seven perfectly matched potholes we made our own filled each as instructed tamp them down and immediately started driving on them just like the packages say a week later we tested the strength of each and turned a car tire in place just like you might maneuvering into a spot five of the patch kids weren't strong at all spilling over the sides it didn't take much effort to break apart the asphalt even two months after reported this material isn't perfect but performed much better than the others coming in and second place it's the sack Creek cold patch permanent pothole repair for about twelve dollars the number one performer of the group by far is the aqua fault permanent pothole repair costing thirty to forty dollars you have to add water to activate the special adhesive material but it makes for a much stronger repair for more on home improvement products check out consumer reports board you

10 Comments

  • Bobby Patton

    April 13, 2019

    Cold mix never hardens. It is just sticky gravel. It works quite well in potholes at have square edges, not so good for extremely shallow potholes or depressions with no defined edge. It has high compression strength and zero tensile strength. So it doesn't tolerate tires being turned on it.

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  • James Janice

    April 13, 2019

    great review very pleased

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  • hellcat1988

    April 13, 2019

    Given the cost to coverage and durability, I think I want to start buying that Sakrete and start patching the bad potholes around my neighborhood.

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  • bathong188

    April 13, 2019

    Thank you!

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  • John Shelley

    April 13, 2019

    you are supposed to wait 3 weeks before you turn on it

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  • Yakeman

    April 13, 2019

    Ron Swanson already taught me this…

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  • Michael tucker

    April 13, 2019

    I love informed public. You guys need to hire me here in dallas. Lol would love to arm the public with knowledge.

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  • Michael tucker

    April 13, 2019

    Love consumer reports.

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  • menacer26

    April 13, 2019

    Good to know. Thanks.

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  • David Learmonth

    April 13, 2019

    Big question at this time of year: Is it worth trying to do it Now? Or should I wait until after the Winter? (do they recommend Summer for such repairs?)

    Additional info: I live in Ontario, and it is already rather cool out there this year.

    Thanks!

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