Resurface a Driveway
LESLIE: Alright, heading over to Colorado to chat with Larry about a driveway makeover. What’s going on?LARRY: Yeah, I’ve got a driveway that’s got a lot of chipping all over it and it’s – you know, it kind of all did it at once; we had a bad snowstorm.TOM: OK.LARRY: And after that snowstorm it just flaked like – you know I couldn’t have done a better job with hammers or (Tom chuckles) – I don’t want to tear out the whole thing but I want to lay something over it; either asphalt or …TOM: You could resurface it with epoxy. You could use an epoxy. It’s essentially like an epoxy patching compound and you need to wait for the right weather; so spring or summer or fall – probably spring or summer is the best time to do it. And an epoxy patching compound has a very good adhesive quality to it so it’ll stick to the driveway and you can, essentially, trowel it on and almost give your driveway sort of like a scrolled kind of look to it. And that’s an option for you that will give you something else to do besides a total tear-out, Larry.LARRY: Yeah, OK.TOM: You know a good place to start is QUIKRETE – they have a lot of great products that can help with this; and also Abocrete – they have more commercial applications but you’ll products there that can be used to rebuild any kind of deteriorated concrete.Larry, thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.