The methods used to repair asphalt driveway cracks and holes depend upon the nature of the problem.
To repair asphalt driveway cracks:
1Sweep loose dirt and debris out of the crack. Then, using a caulking gun, apply a compound formulated for asphalt repair according to the label directions.
2Then press the repair compound deeply into the groove with an old putty knife.
As an alternative, you can ask at your home improvement center whether it carries a self-adhesive polypropylene rubberized fabric, sold in rolled strips, that you just cut, peel, and stick over a crack or small hole.
To repair asphalt driveway holes:
To repair asphalt driveway holes and large cracks, sweep or suction out dirt using a shop vacuum, and then fill in the gaps with cold-process asphalt-repair compound that is sold in large, 60-pound plastic bags. Before you begin the repair work, lay the bag down in direct sunlight if possible to allow it warm.
1Use a broom or stiff brush to sweep out the cracks. If you have a shop vacuum, use it to vacuum up loose dirt and debris.
2Coat the surface of the hole with asphalt emulsion repair compound.
3Use a bagged cold-process asphalt repair mix to patch holes and large cracks.
Following the directions on the label break the bag open and fill the hole, slightly mounding the compound.
Then tamp the mix solidly into the hole.
Don Vandervort shows you how to fix asphalt driveway cracks and potholes in this video: