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Repairing Cracks in a Driveway

By: Danny Lipford

Cracks in a concrete or asphalt driveway need to be repaired as soon as possible to prevent water from penetrating through the surface and eroding the soil beneath the drive.

To repair cracks in a driveway:

  1. Use a screwdriver or putty knife to loosen and remove any weeds, leaves, dirt, rocks, or other debris from the crack.
  2. Sweep out the crack to remove any remaining debris.
  3. Check score joints for cracks that penetrate below the surface.
  4. Apply the proper sealant or caulk to the crack, depending on the surface.

Watch this video to find out more.

Further Information

Video Transcript

Cracks in a driveway allow water to erode the soil beneath it, causing further damage, so it’s important to fill them. Begin by cleaning any weeds or debris from the crack with a screwdriver or putty knife and sweeping out the dirt. This will ensure that the repair caulk sticks.

There are specific formulas designed to bond, and blend with both asphalt and concrete drives. Liberally fill any crack you see and don’t forget to look inside score joints, if your drive is concrete.


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  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    June 20th, 2019 at 11:57 am

    We don’t offer information on home builders, repairers and suppliers, as this varies by location, but we encourage checking your local phone listings for this information.
    Good luck!

  • Ibrahim umar Says:
    June 20th, 2019 at 11:54 am

    If you have a list of the contractors who can do the job to fill up gaps in Drive way and repair cracks

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Repairing Cracks in a Driveway