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I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to
repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group.

I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the
driveway meets the roadway. I have tried using those crack filling
material in a bottle or in a tube. None works well. I put them in
early fall, and then I would see cracks re-developing in the following
year. I need a better material to fix the cracks.

I see that there is a different product called urethane polymer that
is supposed to last very long and is pourable. This is good. But
when I watch the instruction video on that product in YouTube, I find
that the product seems to be very watery -- like leveling compound. I
am wondering how I can use it on a surface that is not very level --
like where my driveway meets the roadway -- I think there is a 20-
degree slope on that part of the driveway. Is it going to flow away
from my driveway into the roadway? According to the manufacturer FAQ,
the material is too flowable and won't hold shape for building up a
speed bump. But they didn't mention anything about not being able to
be poured onto a ramp. I would like to know if other people may have
used this product and what their experience are regarding applying it
in a ramp.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Jay Chan
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I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to
repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group.

I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the
driveway meets the roadway. I have tried using those crack filling
material in a bottle or in a tube. None works well. I put them in
early fall, and then I would see cracks re-developing in the following
year. I need a better material to fix the cracks.

I see that there is a different product called urethane polymer that
is supposed to last very long and is pourable. This is good. But
when I watch the instruction video on that product in YouTube, I find
that the product seems to be very watery -- like leveling compound. I
am wondering how I can use it on a surface that is not very level --
like where my driveway meets the roadway -- I think there is a 20-
degree slope on that part of the driveway. Is it going to flow away
from my driveway into the roadway? According to the manufacturer FAQ,
the material is too flowable and won't hold shape for building up a
speed bump. But they didn't mention anything about not being able to
be poured onto a ramp. I would like to know if other people may have
used this product and what their experience are regarding applying it
in a ramp.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Jay Chan


With no experience with this product, Jay, I'll give my 'expert' opinion!
It's probably runny so that it can permeate to the bottom of the cracks
rather than bridge them. As for application, I would us the traditional
squeegee and quickly move small amounts around rather than the pour-and-pray
method. You will probably get better economy from a bucket of the filler.
Where did you manage to locate this stuff? It sounds like what I need.

Chuck


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On Sep 2, 8:53*pm, Jay Chan wrote:
I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to
repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group.

I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the
driveway meets the roadway. *I have tried using those crack filling
material in a bottle or in a tube. *None works well. *I put them in
early fall, and then I would see cracks re-developing in the following
year. *I need a better material to fix the cracks.

I see that there is a different product called urethane polymer that
is supposed to last very long and is pourable. *This is good. *But
when I watch the instruction video on that product in YouTube, I find
that the product seems to be very watery -- like leveling compound. *I
am wondering how I can use it on a surface that is not very level --
like where my driveway meets the roadway -- I think there is a 20-
degree slope on that part of the driveway. *Is it going to flow away
from my driveway into the roadway? *According to the manufacturer FAQ,
the material is too flowable and won't hold shape for building up a
speed bump. *But they didn't mention anything about not being able to
be poured onto a ramp. *I would like to know if other people may have
used this product and what their experience are regarding applying it
in a ramp.

Thanks in advance for any information.

Jay Chan


Jay, I am a USA manufacturers rep of the FloMix material. I work for
the National Distributor, PTI Pavement Repair Products, found on the
web at http://www.pavepatch.com. You can use FloMix on a slope... look
at the picture gallery and you will see several examples. The slump of
the FloMix material can be controlled simply by how long you mix the B
component. A longer mix will start you with a heavier slump which is
less likely to run on you. You can also use Kraft Paper and Duct Tape
to mask off the downhill side in case you get a small polymer run.
Very simple to do.
Look at image 63 http://www.pavepatch.com/gallery_flomix.php
Look at image 14 and 15 http://www.pavepatch.com/gallery_flexset.php
(FlexSet is the same material, just gray for concrete repair)

You can also build ramps with the material without much difficulty. We
do a lot of work building small transition ramps for fork lift traffic
entering and exiting warehouses... It works great and does last a very
long time as you mentioned.

If you have any questions I can be reached thru our Contact us page
http://www.pavepatch.com/contact_us.php

Best regards,

Dave J

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On Sep 3, 9:00*am, Roaddoctor wrote:
On Sep 2, 8:53*pm, Jay Chan wrote:





I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to
repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group.


I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the
driveway meets the roadway. *I have tried using those crack filling
material in a bottle or in a tube. *None works well. *I put them in
early fall, and then I would see cracks re-developing in the following
year. *I need a better material to fix the cracks.


I see that there is a different product called urethane polymer that
is supposed to last very long and is pourable. *This is good. *But
when I watch the instruction video on that product in YouTube, I find
that the product seems to be very watery -- like leveling compound. *I
am wondering how I can use it on a surface that is not very level --
like where my driveway meets the roadway -- I think there is a 20-
degree slope on that part of the driveway. *Is it going to flow away
from my driveway into the roadway? *According to the manufacturer FAQ,
the material is too flowable and won't hold shape for building up a
speed bump. *But they didn't mention anything about not being able to
be poured onto a ramp. *I would like to know if other people may have
used this product and what their experience are regarding applying it
in a ramp.


Thanks in advance for any information.


Jay Chan


Jay, I am a USA manufacturers rep of the FloMix material. I work for
the National Distributor, PTI Pavement Repair Products, found on the
web athttp://www.pavepatch.com. You can use FloMix on a slope... look
at the picture gallery and you will see several examples. The slump of
the FloMix material can be controlled simply by how long you mix the B
component. A longer mix will start you with a heavier slump which is
less likely to run on you. You can also use Kraft Paper and Duct Tape
to mask off the downhill side in case you get a small polymer run.
Very simple to do.
Look at image 63http://www.pavepatch.com/gallery_flomix.php
Look at image 14 and 15http://www.pavepatch.com/gallery_flexset.php
(FlexSet is the same material, just gray for concrete repair)

You can also build ramps with the material without much difficulty. We
do a lot of work building small transition ramps for fork lift traffic
entering and exiting warehouses... It works great and does last a very
long time as you mentioned.

If you have any questions I can be reached thru our Contact us pagehttp://www.pavepatch.com/contact_us.php

Best regards,

Dave J- Hide quoted text -

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Thanks for the tip of increasing the mixing time to make the product
less "thin". Great!

I plan to do these:

1. I can start with standard mixing time to get the product in a
thin flowable state to take care of some cracks in the level area of
my driveway and also pour it deep into the cracks in the slopping area
of the driveway where the driveway meets the roadway

2. And then I can mix some more to get the product into a less
flowable stage to overlay on top of all the cracks in the slopping
area of the driveway where the driveway meets the roadway.

This should work, right?

I guess the tricky part is to finish applying the thickened product
fast enough before the product starts setting up. Seem like I need to
mobilize all the family members to work on this together.

One more question:
How soon can I apply a coat of black top sealer over the areas
patched with FloMix? I am hoping that I can do everything in one day.

Thanks in advance for any following up reply.

Jay Chan
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On Sep 3, 11:40*am, Jay Chan wrote:
On Sep 3, 9:00*am, Roaddoctor wrote:





On Sep 2, 8:53*pm, Jay Chan wrote:


I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to
repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group.


I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the
driveway meets the roadway. *I have tried using those crack filling
material in a bottle or in a tube. *None works well. *I put them in
early fall, and then I would see cracks re-developing in the following
year. *I need a better material to fix the cracks.


I see that there is a different product called urethane polymer that
is supposed to last very long and is pourable. *This is good. *But
when I watch the instruction video on that product in YouTube, I find
that the product seems to be very watery -- like leveling compound. *I
am wondering how I can use it on a surface that is not very level --
like where my driveway meets the roadway -- I think there is a 20-
degree slope on that part of the driveway. *Is it going to flow away
from my driveway into the roadway? *According to the manufacturer FAQ,
the material is too flowable and won't hold shape for building up a
speed bump. *But they didn't mention anything about not being able to
be poured onto a ramp. *I would like to know if other people may have
used this product and what their experience are regarding applying it
in a ramp.


Thanks in advance for any information.


Jay Chan


Jay, I am a USA manufacturers rep of the FloMix material. I work for
the National Distributor, PTI Pavement Repair Products, found on the
web athttp://www.pavepatch.com. You can use FloMix on a slope... look
at the picture gallery and you will see several examples. The slump of
the FloMix material can be controlled simply by how long you mix the B
component. A longer mix will start you with a heavier slump which is
less likely to run on you. You can also use Kraft Paper and Duct Tape
to mask off the downhill side in case you get a small polymer run.
Very simple to do.
Look at image 63http://www.pavepatch.com/gallery_flomix.php
Look at image 14 and 15http://www.pavepatch.com/gallery_flexset.php
(FlexSet is the same material, just gray for concrete repair)


You can also build ramps with the material without much difficulty. We
do a lot of work building small transition ramps for fork lift traffic
entering and exiting warehouses... It works great and does last a very
long time as you mentioned.


If you have any questions I can be reached thru our Contact us pagehttp://www.pavepatch.com/contact_us.php


Best regards,


Dave J- Hide quoted text -


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Thanks for the tip of increasing the mixing time to make the product
less "thin". *Great!

I plan to do these:

1. * I can start with standard mixing time to get the product in a
thin flowable *state to take care of some cracks in the level area of
my driveway and also pour it deep into the cracks in the slopping area
of the driveway where the driveway meets the roadway

2. * And then I can mix some more to get the product into a less
flowable stage to overlay on top of all the cracks in the slopping
area of the driveway where the driveway meets the roadway.

This should work, right?

I guess the tricky part is to finish applying the thickened product
fast enough before the product starts setting up. *Seem like I need to
mobilize all the family members to work on this together.

One more question:
* * *How soon can I apply a coat of black top sealer over the areas
patched with FloMix? *I am hoping that I can do everything in one day.

Thanks in advance for any following up reply.

Jay Chan- Hide quoted text -

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Yep - your plan is as it should be. Do not worry about the nominal
loss of working time when mixing slightly longer. You will still have
plenty of time to manipulate as needed and then apply the topping
sand... especially if you have a helper.

You can apply a black top sealer 1 to 2 hours after installing the
Flomix. Its not nescessary or required (as FloMix is impermeable) but
is often done to cosmetically unify the driveway surface. Once seal
coated it will be hard to tell where repairs were made.

If you have any questions I can be reached thru our Contact Us page
http://www.pavepatch.com/contact_us.php


Best regards,

Dave J


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Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product

Theres little one can do thats permanent

The driveway moves in one direction the street in another, and havy
trucks just make it worse.

I have the same issues here, and if you watch streets over many years
they tend to crack in the same places over and over. moving issues
with base, water infiltration under surface etc etc

the OP is probably better off you use a concrete diamond blade saw to
cut a wide deep opening between driveway and street, then pour in
permanetely flexible crack filler, then fix asll cracks and seal
driveway.

ME? after tiring of the mess I seal my driveway every year or two, a
couple times just the front 8 feet and dont worry about it......
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On Sep 4, 8:40*am, " wrote:
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Theres little one can do thats permanent

The driveway moves in one direction the street in another, and havy
trucks just make it worse.

I have the same issues here, and if you watch streets over many years
they tend to crack in the same places over and over. moving issues
with base, water infiltration under surface etc etc

the OP is probably better off you use a concrete diamond blade saw to
cut a wide deep opening between driveway and street, then pour in
permanetely flexible crack filler, then fix asll cracks and seal
driveway.

ME? after tiring of the mess I seal my driveway every year or two, a
couple times just the front 8 feet and dont worry about it......


No, I am not a spammer or a troll. I have a problem that I need a
solution.

Please tell me the "permanetely flexible crack filler" that you have
suggested. Do you have any specific product that you can recommend?
I am interested.

Jay Chan
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Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.

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On Sep 4, 12:39�pm, wrote:
On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:40:12 -0700 (PDT), "

wrote:
Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.


I apologize, what bugs me are the spammers, the most creative get a
name similiar to a existing member, ask the question then answer and
advertise their product.

the best results for me have bbeen crack filler in caulking gun tubes.

the key is spewrating the driveway from the street and filling the
entire slot with whats essentially black flexible caulking.

did
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On Sep 4, 6:26�pm, " wrote:
On Sep 4, 12:39 pm, wrote:

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:40:12 -0700 (PDT), "


wrote:
Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.


I apologize, what bugs me are the spammers, the most creative get a
name similiar to a existing member, ask the question then answer and
advertise their product.

the best results for me have bbeen crack filler in caulking gun tubes.

the key is spewrating the driveway from the street and filling the
entire slot with whats essentially black flexible caulking.

did


seperate driveway from street. sorry for my typo, i was interrupted
during posting


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On Sep 4, 6:26*pm, " wrote:
On Sep 4, 12:39 pm, wrote:

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:40:12 -0700 (PDT), "


wrote:
Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.


I apologize, what bugs me are the spammers, the most creative get a
name similiar to a existing member, ask the question then answer and
advertise their product.

the best results for me have bbeen crack filler in caulking gun tubes.

the key is spewrating the driveway from the street and filling the
entire slot with whats essentially black flexible caulking.

did


the most creative get a name similiar to a existing member...

At first I had the same thought as you, but as a check, I clicked on
the name to see what other posts the user had made. That made me
comfortable that the post and answer were legit.

In addition, after reading the post and reply, I contacted the company
to see if their product would work for my garage floor. I spoke to a
guy named Dave - could have been the responder, I didn't ask - who was
not only very helpful, but also informed me that his product would not
fit my needs.

I seriously dislike salesmen, so it nice to run into someone who
steers you in a different direction when what they sell won't work for
you.
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On Sep 4, 6:26*pm, " wrote:
On Sep 4, 12:39 pm, wrote:

On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:40:12 -0700 (PDT), "


wrote:
Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.


I apologize, what bugs me are the spammers, the most creative get a
name similiar to a existing member, ask the question then answer and
advertise their product.

the best results for me have bbeen crack filler in caulking gun tubes.

the key is spewrating the driveway from the street and filling the
entire slot with whats essentially black flexible caulking.

did


No need for an apology. I understand that in an online environment
(not face to face), many misunderstanding can easily happen. This is
pretty much a part of the deal.

I also understand that spammer can post a question using an
alternative identity and then answer it back. This trick is very
old. I used to hear a story about a newspaper columnist had two
columns under two different names in two newspapers, and then using
those two columns to attack each other just to draw people attention
and increase readership.

I will go to local home center to look for permanent flexible caulking
material. I am not hopeful because I had looked for it several years
ago in the last time when I tried to repair the driveway. But I will
try looking for it one more time anyway.

Jay Chan
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On Sep 5, 12:20�pm, Jay Chan wrote:
On Sep 4, 6:26�pm, " wrote:





On Sep 4, 12:39 pm, wrote:


On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:40:12 -0700 (PDT), "


wrote:
Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.


I apologize, what bugs me are the spammers, the most creative get a
name similiar to a existing member, ask the question then answer and
advertise their product.


the best results for me have bbeen crack filler in caulking gun tubes.


the key is spewrating the driveway from the street and filling the
entire slot with whats essentially black flexible caulking.


did


No need for an apology. �I understand that in an online environment
(not face to face), many misunderstanding can easily happen. �This is
pretty much a part of the deal.

I also understand that spammer can post a question using an
alternative identity and then answer it back. �This trick is very
old. �I used to hear a story about a newspaper columnist had two
columns under two different names in two newspapers, and then using
those two columns to attack each other just to draw people attention
and increase readership.

I will go to local home center to look for permanent flexible caulking
material. �I am not hopeful because I had looked for it several years
ago in the last time when I tried to repair the driveway. �But I will
try looking for it one more time anyway.

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how about melted tar, after first cutting the two surfaces clear of
one another?
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On Sep 5, 5:50*pm, " wrote:
On Sep 5, 12:20 pm, Jay Chan wrote:



On Sep 4, 6:26 pm, " wrote:


On Sep 4, 12:39 pm, wrote:


On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:40:12 -0700 (PDT), "


wrote:
Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.


I apologize, what bugs me are the spammers, the most creative get a
name similiar to a existing member, ask the question then answer and
advertise their product.


the best results for me have bbeen crack filler in caulking gun tubes..


the key is spewrating the driveway from the street and filling the
entire slot with whats essentially black flexible caulking.


did


No need for an apology. I understand that in an online environment
(not face to face), many misunderstanding can easily happen. This is
pretty much a part of the deal.


I also understand that spammer can post a question using an
alternative identity and then answer it back. This trick is very
old. I used to hear a story about a newspaper columnist had two
columns under two different names in two newspapers, and then using
those two columns to attack each other just to draw people attention
and increase readership.


I will go to local home center to look for permanent flexible caulking
material. I am not hopeful because I had looked for it several years
ago in the last time when I tried to repair the driveway. But I will
try looking for it one more time anyway.


Jay Chan- Hide quoted text -


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how about melted tar, after first cutting the two surfaces clear of
one another?


This is the first time I have heard of a product like Flomix. From the
pictures of the product from their website, it appears to be a dry mix
that you add water to and then apply. The product is described as a
urethane polymer? When I go to a store like Menards, they have 1 year,
2 year - up to 8 year driveway sealers. Each touts that it has 1x, 2x
- up to 8x the polymers. Each also costs progressively a lot more. Is
the polymer in these sealers also urethane polymers like Flomix? Since
Floxmix is pretty expensive and maybe hard to get, how well does a 8
year sealer work compared to Flomix?
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On Sep 5, 6:50*pm, " wrote:
On Sep 5, 12:20 pm, Jay Chan wrote:





On Sep 4, 6:26 pm, " wrote:


On Sep 4, 12:39 pm, wrote:


On Thu, 4 Sep 2008 05:40:12 -0700 (PDT), "


wrote:
Looks like a spammer asked a question to advertise their product


Jay Chan has been a regular participant in this group for many years.
I think you probably owe him an apology.


I apologize, what bugs me are the spammers, the most creative get a
name similiar to a existing member, ask the question then answer and
advertise their product.


the best results for me have bbeen crack filler in caulking gun tubes..


the key is spewrating the driveway from the street and filling the
entire slot with whats essentially black flexible caulking.


did


No need for an apology. I understand that in an online environment
(not face to face), many misunderstanding can easily happen. This is
pretty much a part of the deal.


I also understand that spammer can post a question using an
alternative identity and then answer it back. This trick is very
old. I used to hear a story about a newspaper columnist had two
columns under two different names in two newspapers, and then using
those two columns to attack each other just to draw people attention
and increase readership.


I will go to local home center to look for permanent flexible caulking
material. I am not hopeful because I had looked for it several years
ago in the last time when I tried to repair the driveway. But I will
try looking for it one more time anyway.


Jay Chan- Hide quoted text -


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I guess melted tar is a logical alternative because I believe my
asphalt driveway is mainly made from tar anyway. How does it compare
to those cold cured black sticky "asphalt patch" that they are being
sold in Home Depot in term of durability? Honestly I am not looking
forward of melting tar because of the smell and the thought of
cleaning tar coated pots and tools.

Jay Chan


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On Sep 2, 9:53*pm, Jay Chan wrote:
I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to
repair cracks in an asphaltdrivewaythat is not on a level group.

I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphaltdrivewaywhere thedrivewaymeets the roadway. *I have tried using those crack filling
material in a bottle or in a tube. *None works well. *I put them in
early fall, and then I would see cracks re-developing in the following
year. *I need a better material to fix the cracks.

I see that there is a different product called urethane polymer that
is supposed to last very long and is pourable. *This is good. *But
when I watch the instruction video on that product in YouTube, I find
that the product seems to be very watery -- like leveling compound. *I
am wondering how I can use it on a surface that is not very level --
like where mydrivewaymeets the roadway -- I think there is a 20-
degree slope on that part of thedriveway. *Is it going to flow away
from mydrivewayinto the roadway? *According to the manufacturer FAQ,
the material is too flowable and won't hold shape for building up a
speed bump. *But they didn't mention anything about not being able to
be poured onto a ramp. *I would like to know if other people may have
used this product and what their experience are regarding applying it
in a ramp.

Thanks in advance for any information.

JayChan


Thanks for everyone who have replied. I end up didn't use urethane
polymer because it is quite costly (and I had too many cracks) and it
seems like too runny to be applied on slope where the driveway meets
the road where most of the cracks are. I used regular driveway patch
(a kind of paste) to patch the cracks and then used regular sealer to
blend in everything. The driveway "looks" very nice now.

I will see how the patches work by next spring to see how well they
will do in the cold winter. If the cracks open up again, I will use
urethane polymer. I am pretty sure some cracks will open up. I am
just betting that the cracks will be small and far between. Then the
runny property of urethane polymer will become very useful for filling
up the small cracks. Hopefully, this will prevent the small cracks
from getting big.

Thanks again for people who have offered their advices.

Jay Chan


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Default Use Urethane Polymer (FloMix) on a Slopping Driveway?

If the pieces of asphalt are moving because of unstable material under them,
or because the traffic is heavier than normal, the cracks will reappear no
matter what you use to fill them. Once you have filled them with one type of
material that doesn't work, using another type in the crack in addition to
the failed material will not make it work.


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On Sep 2, 9:53 pm, Jay Chan wrote:
I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to
repair cracks in an asphaltdrivewaythat is not on a level group.

I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphaltdrivewaywhere
thedrivewaymeets the roadway. I have tried using those crack filling
material in a bottle or in a tube. None works well. I put them in
early fall, and then I would see cracks re-developing in the following
year. I need a better material to fix the cracks.

I see that there is a different product called urethane polymer that
is supposed to last very long and is pourable. This is good. But
when I watch the instruction video on that product in YouTube, I find
that the product seems to be very watery -- like leveling compound. I
am wondering how I can use it on a surface that is not very level --
like where mydrivewaymeets the roadway -- I think there is a 20-
degree slope on that part of thedriveway. Is it going to flow away
from mydrivewayinto the roadway? According to the manufacturer FAQ,
the material is too flowable and won't hold shape for building up a
speed bump. But they didn't mention anything about not being able to
be poured onto a ramp. I would like to know if other people may have
used this product and what their experience are regarding applying it
in a ramp.

Thanks in advance for any information.

JayChan


Thanks for everyone who have replied. I end up didn't use urethane
polymer because it is quite costly (and I had too many cracks) and it
seems like too runny to be applied on slope where the driveway meets
the road where most of the cracks are. I used regular driveway patch
(a kind of paste) to patch the cracks and then used regular sealer to
blend in everything. The driveway "looks" very nice now.

I will see how the patches work by next spring to see how well they
will do in the cold winter. If the cracks open up again, I will use
urethane polymer. I am pretty sure some cracks will open up. I am
just betting that the cracks will be small and far between. Then the
runny property of urethane polymer will become very useful for filling
up the small cracks. Hopefully, this will prevent the small cracks
from getting big.

Thanks again for people who have offered their advices.

Jay Chan


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