Big Joe’s Sealcoating offers a wide range of asphalt driveway repair and maintenance services. Choose the ones that best fit your specific needs.
Hot Crack Rubber Repair (Optional)
This long-term crack repair option is the same type of crack repair used on roads and parking lots. We charge a minimum of $125 for hot rubber crack repair. This process requires that a separate crew come out and complete the work prior to sealcoating. The product used is extremely difficult to work with — it must be over 400 degrees when applied — but this is the only type of crack filler that actually works.
This type of repair is not suitable for all cracked asphalt repairs. Hot rubber can only be applied to cracks that are a minimum of 3/8 of an inch wide and 3/4 of an inch deep.
Trowel-Grade Crack Filling (Optional)
This very short-term and cheap option is totally unlike hot rubber crack repair. Trowel-grade crack filler is also referred to as “bucket crack filler” or “cold pour crack filler.” We typically do not recommend this option because, in our opinion, it’s a waste of your money. We only carry this product because every other sealcoating company does, and we’ve concluded (after years of frustration and subsequent research) that any “bucket crack filler” and some spare change will get you a cup of coffee — and nothing more!
Be aware that some sealcoating companies have gotten sneaky. They’ve started using the term “rubberized crack filler” in an effort to fool customers into assuming that this is the same as hot rubber crack repair. Unfortunately, “rubberized crack filler” is just a fancy way of saying “bucket crack filler.”