A Quick Rundown of Driveways

How DIY Asphalt Resurfacing Is Done

Have you been looking for another Do It Yourself skill that you can add to your list?

If you are only experienced in small indoor projects, then asphalt resurfacing may sound hard to you. But don’t be afraid. Asphalt resurfacing is actually an easy task as long as your driveway is not in a bad condition.

And good news. Doing the asphalt resurfacing diy is so affordable!

If you’re thinking about something wherein you could save a few bucks but still have good results, just keep on reading to know the steps. I assure you, you will get the results you have been hoping for since the start.

First Step: Condition your driveway

The very first thing you will have to do before fixing anything is to clean properly the driveway first. Make sure that the are is free from dirt, dust, debris, vegetation, and water. Weeds can also grow from the asphalt so get rid of them first. Doing this will be easy when you will use the sharp angled tip of a triangle shaped garden hoe. Then, you can use a stiff bristled broom or leaf blower in removing the dirt and debris.

You can also choose to spray the driveway using a hose. Whichever way you choose to clean the driveway, just see to it that it will be completely dry before fixing. Because if the asphalt get into the cracks, it will be hard for the moisture to escape.

So if ever you choose to clean with a hose, it has to be on a really sunny day and wait for at least twenty-four hours before restoring.

Second Step: Doing the fixing

Now that the area is already free from all the dirt, you can already start pouring into the holes and cracks. A liquid filler can be used if the holes don’t exceed half an inch long. Pour the asphalt into the hole, overfilling a little after the nozzle found on top of the filler has been cut.

You can use a putty knife or a paste filler for larger holes. Then, you can use a trowel to polish the edges. And, before pouring into larger holes, check if the hole does not go beyond the bottom layer of asphalt. If you find that it does, pour some sand or gravel to make it shallower.

Third Step: Ready the resurfacer
Never skip buying a resurfacer with bonding polymers and sand additives. It is very helpful for flexibility. Mix properly the resurfacer before using.

Fourth Step: Applying the resurfacer
After preparing the resurfacer, it is now ready for use. The application can be done by the use of a paintbrush. Start on the edges. You get a squeegee for the next thing. Use it to apply several coats and do a back and forth motion.

To End Asphalt Resurfacing

Tada! Your asphalt resurfacing was successful. In case of excess, it can still be recycled.