How to repair potholes in the entrance to your home

Potholes or other damage to your entry, most of the times, asphalt can be filled with cold asphalt filler. Here are some steps to help you have a successful project to repair your input.

  1. Measured or estimated the amount of filler will need to run your repairs. A small hole, less than two square feet, can be repaired with about 50 pounds of cold asphalt mix to fill.
  2. Choose asphalt filler want to use for your service. Cold asphalt filler (a mixture of asphalt, tar and stones) is sold in plastic bags similar to cement bags weighing 50 pounds and tubs ranging from one size five gallons.
  3. Land and clean loose debris, removing them from the hole with a garden shovel, spoon masonry or other suitable tool. If the material hole is dry land, you might want to use a hose to moisten because tar will not stick to dry land.
  4. Let the sun dry hole if no water in it because tar will not stick to the wet ground. You can also use a fan or a hair dryer if you hurry.
  5. Fill in holes that are more than 7 or 10 inches deep with a material that can be compacted, like clay, ground concrete or crushed limestone. For repairs where the material under the patch cannot be compacted with standard methods, such You may want to dig the hole and pour concrete up to two centimeters below the level of the finished floor to stabilize the area.
  6. Fill the hole with asphalt filling up one centimeter above the adjacent pavement. This will leave the finished patch flush with the pavement after it is compacted.
  7. Compact it with a manual compactor plate compactor gasoline or even a hammer to very small holes. Make sure the mixture of cold asphalt is packed firmly into the hole or find that the patch will fall very fast when exposed to traffic.
  8. It covers the patch, if possible. You can put a table or a piece of plywood over the repair for a few days to make sure it hardens again, but this is optional. If you strongly compact, you can drive on it immediately.
  9. Clean your tools and any spilled material around your patch and admire your work.


  • If you want, you can compact the pavement adjacent to the patch to patch material can support the banks, weakened by the event that caused the original bump.
  • Tar fall off your hands with a good mechanical hand cleaner. Be careful not to use solvents such as Stoddard solvent, lubricants or other chemicals, as they can be dangerous for your skin.
  • For repairs of more than two square feet, plate compactor is very useful