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Asphalt Driveway Repair

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TNGrassCutter, May 31, 2011.

  1. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Today I was backing in a customer's asphalt driveway, I got a little off the side and my trailer dragged about a 3 feet long strip about 8 inches wide at the widest point, leaving the driveway with a whitish scrape mark. The customer wasn't too concerned about this, and I told her I would find a way to have it fixed. The driveway is fairly new and has not been sealed yet according to her. Isn't there some kind of stuff I can roll on to cover the white scrape? The scrape is not very deep, no big gouge or anything, just scraped the surface and probably wouldn't even have happened if it wasn't 95 degrees outside? Any tips, tricks, or suggestions are appreciated.
  2. THG

    THG LawnSite Member
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    They make asphalt sealer that may help a little but it has a blue tint to it and it does not look good. If you have a propane torch you can heat it and drive over it with your truck tires and it should smooth out if it is not too deep.
  3. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any other ideas?
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  4. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah i would maybe go to menards or something and get a small little bucket of sealer and just seal that area. It wont look good compared to the rest of the driveway. Is it in need of sealing? maybe you could take care of that for her and knock a little off the price or find someone to sub it out to, and then take $10 off the price or something like that.
  5. whosedog

    whosedog LawnSite Senior Member
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    Give her a price on sealing the entire driveway,it needs to be sealed anyhow.
  6. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    sounds like you should also give her a price on some topsoil too arond the driveway. If you go slighly off the driveway and bottom your trailer out, the soil is to low. If it was flush with the asphalt like it should be you wouldnt be bottoming out.
  7. FLAhaulboy

    FLAhaulboy LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,239

    Why were you in the driveway? No room on the street?

    I have zero asphalt exprience, no help from me...sorry!
  9. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Too busy of a road for street parking and limited visibility driving there.
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  10. scagfreek

    scagfreek LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    go buy 2 to3 bags of asphalt and fix it and tell her not to drive over it while it dries do it after she comes in at night you may be working late but if you want to fix it that is what you haft to do

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