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    Asphalt Repair

    Does anyone know where you can buy tar? My old mans driveway is cracking and its starting to erode under it. Im thinking it might be available somewhere in say 20L quantities? I have no idea. Ideally we want to avoid cold mix patching and a complete reseal this soon.
    The theory is to heat the tar up and pour it into the cracked areas and roll it to reseal the area, just discussing it now.

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    Steal it off the road haha
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    Gidday how wide are the cracks as there are a couple of methods that can be used. Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by PillowDribbler View Post
    Gidday how wide are the cracks as there are a couple of methods that can be used. Cheers
    Biggest would be about 12mm but most would be about 5mm.

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    Rodgy, for waterproofing you should be able to get cold emulsion which is basically tar that has been hydrocracked.If there is a hot mix plant or Hogies or Downers near they will have it.Buy an old or cheap watering can and pour it in the cracks. It is pretty runny and as it dries turns black then throw handfuls of cement on it so it doesnt get picked up on tyres etc.You will need throw away safety gear and watering can. Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by PillowDribbler View Post
    Rodgy, for waterproofing you should be able to get cold emulsion which is basically tar that has been hydrocracked.If there is a hot mix plant or Hogies or Downers near they will have it.Buy an old or cheap watering can and pour it in the cracks. It is pretty runny and as it dries turns black then throw handfuls of cement on it so it doesnt get picked up on tyres etc.You will need throw away safety gear and watering can. Cheers
    Cheers for that man.

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    HireQuip and prob Mitre10 etc will have a cold bitumen product in 20kg buckets or bags you can shovel in and ram well down. I'm told its important to have dry joints/holes it's going into.
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    Tar doesnt exist anymore. Tar is a Coal based product. Bitumen is a oil bi-product, and asphalt is a bitumen based product.

    Cold asphalt such as the brand Ezi-street is a good option. Good for potholes and minor repairs. It stays soft and maliable so is easy to use. Compact it by driving over it.
    Avaliable from places such as Mitre 10 or Bunnings, also HirePool.
    Any long term repairs, new asphalt is recommended. Normally about $180 a tonne for hot asphalt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRW87 View Post
    Does anyone know where you can buy tar? My old mans driveway is cracking and its starting to erode under it. Im thinking it might be available somewhere in say 20L quantities? I have no idea. Ideally we want to avoid cold mix patching and a complete reseal this soon.
    The theory is to heat the tar up and pour it into the cracked areas and roll it to reseal the area, just discussing it now.
    Where do you live, town etc? Could possibly sort something out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2gnscib View Post
    Where do you live, town etc? Could possibly sort something out.
    Cheers for the offer mate, my old man sourced some stuff called crackfix we are going to try out this long weekend. We will eventually get the driveway resealed but need to pour a couple of nib walls to stabilise the driveway but thats on a long list. He caught up with the guy who built the place and the flat spots on the property have just been cut out of the rotten clay type rock which explains driveway starting to wash out from under the asphalt which winds up the hill infront of the flat area the house is on so they probally just built it up with the cleanfill.

 

 

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