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How DIY Asphalt Resurfacing Is Done

Are you in the quest of finding another Do It Yourself skill that you can add to your list?

If you have only tried small projects indoors, asphalt resurfacing can be a little challenging to you. But fear no more. Asphalt resurfacing is actually an easy thing to do as long as your driveway is in a good condition.

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

If ever you just want to save bucks but still want to work on your driveway, then go on with these steps because you will surely achieve the results your neighbors will get jealous of!

First Step: Set your driveway

The very first thing you will have to do before fixing anything is to clean properly the driveway first. The zone must be free from all the dirt, dust, debris, water, and vegetation. Some weeds are going to grow from the asphalt. Remove them first. Doing this will be easy when you will use the sharp angled tip of a triangle shaped garden hoe. The dirt and debris can then be removed with the use of a stiff bristled broom or a leaf blower.

You can also choose to spray the driveway using a hose. Whichever of the mentioned methods of cleaning you choose, just see to it that the driveway is completely dry before the fixing. Because asphalt can get into the cracks and trap the moisture.

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: Repairing

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. A nozzle on top of the filler has to be cut. Afterwards, pour the asphalt into the holes while letting it overfill a little.

A putty knife and a paste filler can be used for larger holes. Afterwards, make use of a trowel to polish the edges. Don’t forget to check the larger hole if it goes beyond the last layer of asphalt before pouring. If you find that it does, pour some sand or gravel to make it shallower.

Third Step: Prepare the resurfacer
Never forget to buy a resurfacer with bonding polymers and sand additives because it helps in the flexibility. Mix and blend the resurfacer properly before using.

Fourth Step: Applying the resurfacer
After preparing the resurfacer, it is now ready for use. A paintbrush can be used for application. Start at the edges. What you do next is to get a squeegee and apply the resurfacer into coats. Use a back and forth motion.

To End Asphalt Resurfacing

Kaboom! You were successful in asphalt resurfacing. Whatever excess material you have can be recycled.

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