Crackfiller Questions

How long can I keep unopened crack sealant?

Our crack filler has a shelf life of 10 years unopened. It's why so many of our customers choose to take advantage our half-pallet and pallet offerings: the savings are so high it is worth storing them until you need them. It can be stored outside; just cover it with weather-resistant pallet wrap and keep it out of the sun.

Can I use Gator Patch to cover my whole driveway?

Yes, you could. It will be a lot more costly than what is necessary though - you would save money if you used Gator Patch on alligator cracks and seal coat everywhere else.

Can I put down sealer before gator patch? Do I need to seal the area treated with Gator Patch?

You can put them down in either order; however if you put the Gator Patch down first and then sealcoat over top of it for a more uniform finish.

Can I use Gator Patch to fill linear cracks at the same time?

Rubberized Hot Pour Filler is a better solution for this problem because it has better expansion properties due to its higher rubber content. Rubber crack filler will expand and contract with heat and cold; Gator Patch does not have the same flexibility, so using it to fill cracks could allow moisture to seep into your asphalt's foundation.

Can this material be used to build up asphalt, as a shim or ramp, to allow clear passage of a plow over a slightly raised manhole cover?

Yes, the cold asphalt patch product can be used to build up asphalt. Gator patch would not work for this use though.

After applying crackfill, how soon can you seal coat?

Whether you used liquid cold-pour crack filler or rubberized hot-pour crack filler, it is best to let the product dry completely before applying sealer. Depending on ambient and surface temperatures, the actual drying time of the crack fill can vary. ...

What type of sand can I put on top of the cracks if traffic needs to drive on it before crackfill has completely hardened? Can I use regular sand?

It is best to use silica sand. Silica sand is basically 99% to 99.5% silicon dioxide, meaning, it is pure, more stable, and is resistant to acid. Regular sand, on the other hand, contains a lot of impurities such as a mix of feldspar and other oxide minerals with very low silica content.

How many linear feet of cracks does each box cover?

The half pallet option contains 20 boxes of 50-lb. crackfill blocks (2 x 25-lb./11.33-kg. cubes per box) and can fill approximately 7,000 linear feet of cracks.

The full pallet includes 40 boxes of 50-lb. bricks of rubberized crackfill (2 x 25-lb./11.33-kg. cubes per box) that can fill approximately 14,000 linear feet of cracks depending on depth and width of opening.

What is the ideal pavement temperature when filling cracks?

The pavement temperature should not be lower than 5°C. When sealing cracks in cold weather, use a torch or hot-air lance and heat up the cracks to 5°C or higher to ensure proper material adhesion.

What is the recommended temperature when melting crackfill?

The crackfill material can be heated up to 200°C (392°F) until melted to ensure a smooth flow and application. Recommended pouring temperature should not fall below 185°C (365°F) to prevent the material from caking or congealing.

To ensure optimum performance, do not heat the material beyond the recommended temperature as this can destroy its bonding capability.

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