Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Asphalt Repair

I bought a bucket of Latex-ite's Asphalt Trowel repair goo.  It's effectively asphalt mixed with a lot of water, so you can trowel it into holes in asphalt, and then it hardens as the water evaporates.  It looks and feels like chocolate frosting with a bit of grit in it, and applies to a road surface much like frosting a pretty solid cake, but you don't want to lick it off your fingers.

It won't work for the problem with the reground asphalt, because it won't stick to the asphalt/rock mixture that is the part of the telescope observatory apron that isn't solid.  I think the solution for this is to remove as many of the rocks as I can, tamp Cold Patch onto it until it is pretty solid, then apply asphalt sealant on top.

UPDATE: I drove past some of the patches that I made with the trowel repair goo--they look really, really good.  They look like someone applied hot asphalt to them--smooth and beautiful.

1 comment:

Derek Krycek said...

Thanks for the tips! I had no idea that you could do asphalt patching by yourself! I might have to try this sometime.