State Farm Insurance recommends homeowners patch potholes in their driveway with asphalt cold patch. Notice that if you use US Cold Patch to fix your driveway, step #4 should not be necessary. Sakrete US Cold Patch is available at The Home Depot. Find a stocking store near you at your Where To Buy page.
You might be able to dodge some potholes on streets, but when divots open up in your own driveway, they’re hard to steer around and can trip up people on foot. Fortunately, driveway potholes are easy to fix. Here are the simple steps.
- Remove any loose asphalt or gravel from the hole with a shovel and then a broom.
- Use asphalt cold patch to fill the hole half an inch above the surface of the driveway.
- Tamp the patch material down with a 4×4 post or a tamper (available to rent at most home centers or hardware stores). Then cover the hole with a piece of plywood and drive over it with your car.
- Throw sand or dust over the patch material to keep it from sticking to shoes or tires.