Originally Posted by sobiski racer
I have been laying asphault since 1994, if they are small cracks you can use a sand mortor like a chimney mortor. Sand mortor will last weeks, if you want day of racing repair you can get hydro-plug a house foundation repair cement. Hydro-plug will set up in 15 to 30 seconds mix very small batches and do not get it on your skin. The only way to fix a crack is cut i out and put new hot mix in the patch. If there is dirt in the crack use a screwdriver to remove it then a leaf blower to clear out the loose debris. If you really want to get on the good side of the lot owner you can get a gallon of sealer and reseal the repair.
I am looking for a good more permanent crack repair.....I would like to avoid them having an asphalt company come out and hot seal it since they usually don't smooth it out making the surface bumpy. If they would squeege it off smooth like I have seen online it may work...but I rarely see that here, typically the sealer usually gets applied heavily and leaves a thick layer of overflow on both side of the cracks.
I would like to avoid short term or low quality type of quick fix. I want to keep the owners happy and make the best long term repair, since we would like to keep using this lot for as long as possible.
One large crack is about 3/4" to 1" wide....from what I have read using a trowel type cold patch may be the preffered option on anything over 1/2" wide. All of the liquid type sealers I found say for cracks under 1/2"