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DIY: Repair Cracks in Aggregate Driveway in 3 Easy Steps

Aggregate Driveway Repair

We’re still Spring Cleaning around my house, are you? If so, I hope you’ve joined the Spring Cleaning Challengeyou know you could win a GE Washer/Dryer set, Closet Organizer from The Stow Company, and a Shark Steam Mop, right?

One of the outdoor tasks we wanted to check off this list this Spring was to repair the cracks that have formed in our aggregate driveway. Now, I have to tell you, I had no idea it was even possible to repair driveways on your own.

It was incredibly easy, though. Mostly because my husband did most of the work…but it was simple enough that I could have even repaired the driveway myself :)

Repair Cracks in Aggregate Driveway in 3 Easy Steps

As you can see from the picture above, there was a small crack in the driveway.

  1. Using Eagle Quart Brown Exposed Aggregate Concrete filler found at a local hardware store, we lined the crack with the solution.
  2. Since the crack was somewhat narrow compared to the amount of filler that came out, the repair would have been obvious once it dried. So using a damp rag, we wiped away the excess filler and blended it with the rest of the driveway. The key to making the repair look natural was to make sure the stones were wiped clean of any aggregate filler.
  3. Lastly, we let it dry overnight.

The last picture was taken the following day (if you can’t tell from the lighting!) and the crack is barely visible. Even knowing where the crack was located, I had a difficult time finding it!

10 minutes of work and a $10 product made our aggregate driveway look new again!

Have you ever tried repairing a small crack in your own driveway?

  • LIZ ALVA May 29, 2012, 12:47 am

    HOW MUCH IS THIS PRODUCT AND HOW DURABLE IS IT NEAR WATER. THANKS

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    • iDreamOfClean May 30, 2012, 9:11 pm

      It was about $12 at our hardware store. I don’t know all the details for the product but I do know it rained shortly after we applied it (and several heavy downpours after that) and it’s been fine for us!

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