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How to Repair Potholes in Asphalt Driveway

Potholes in your asphalt driveway can not only cause unnecessary damage to your vehicle’s tires and suspension, but they can also be a tripping hazard to anyone walking on it. We’ll show you how to easily and quickly repair your driveway using Aquaphalt Asphalt Repair to make sure you’ve got a great looking, safe driveway for years to come.

Skill Level: Beginner
  1. Step 1 Clean out the Pothole

    Step One: Clean Out the Pothole

    First, you need to remove any debris from inside the pothole. You can use a broom or blower to clean out any rocks, pebbles or leaves to ensure that you have a great, clean base for your pothole repair.

  2. Step 2 Add the Aquaphalt Asphalt Repair

    Step Two: Add Aquaphalt

    Next, you’ll add the Aquaphalt into the pothole, making sure that you’ve got a fairly level amount throughout the whole pothole. Make sure to have it about an inch higher than the ground to account for compaction, as we’ll tamper it later to ensure that everything is smooth.

  3. Step 3 Soak the Aquaphalt with Water

    Step Three: Soak Aquaphalt Water

    Now you’ll need to saturate the Aquaphalt to start the hardening process. You can’t use too much water here, so make sure the Aquaphalt is thoroughly soaked through. 

  4. Step 4 Compact the Aquaphalt into the Pothole

    Step Four: Compact Aquaphalt

    With your Aquaphalt wet, take your tamper and start tamping the asphalt down until it’s level with the existing ground. If you notice that the Aquaphalt is lower than the ground in areas, simply add some more, wet it and then tamper until your pothole is even and level with the existing ground.

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