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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!

Whether you are concerned with the costs or just want to improve how your driveway looks, you must take note of this steps. After All, you will be surprised as to what the results will show you.

First Step: Condition your driveway

Before fixing anything, cleaning properly is a must to prepare the driveway. The zone must be free from all the dirt, dust, debris, water, and vegetation. There will be weeds that you will find on the asphalt. Remove 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 make use of a hose to spray down the driveway. Whatever method you choose for cleaning, just make sure that the driveway will be completely dry before fixing because the asphalt can get into the cracks and therefore prevent the moisture from escaping if there is.

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: Restoration

Now that it is already free from dirt, you can start filling in the holes and cracks. A liquid filler can be of help if the holes you are looking into is only up to 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. 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. And if it does, you will have to pour sand or gravel so that it will not be that deep.

Third Step: Ready the resurfacer
Always remember that a resurfacer with bonding polymers and sand additives has to be bought. Mix and blend the resurfacer properly before using.

Fourth Step: Applying the resurfacer
After preparing the resurfacer, it is now ready for use. You can start the application on the edges by using a paintbrush. 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. In case of excess, it can still be recycled.