Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook teaches a homeowner how to fill a pothole in an asphalt driveway to make it safe. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)Watch the new season of Ask This Old House: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/tv/as... Find the TV schedule for air times in your area: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/info/... Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Shopping List for How to Repair an Asphalt Pothole:- 4 bags of paver base (more or less depending on depth of hole) - 2 bags of 50-lb commercial-grade blacktop repair, used to seal holeTools for How to Repair an Asphalt Pothole:- Shovel, used to dig out excess debris- Steel tamper, used to compact stone dust, aggregate, and blacktop repair- Wet saw, used to cut asphalt- Hose, used for water flow to wet sawSteps for How to Repair an Asphalt Pothole:1. Use a shovel to dig out the excess rock, dirt, and other debris until you reach subsoil. 2. Use paver base to fill in the hole, compacting it with the tamper every 2 to 4 inches until you’re within 2 inches of finished grade.3. Cut the edges around the rough hole to make a cleaner surface, using a wet saw with a diamond blade.4. Dig out any remaining excess of rock, dirt, and debris.5. Use a high-performance blacktop repair, which is a mix of stone and asphalt binder to fill in the hole. 6. Put it down in 1.5-inch-thick layers and smooth it out.7. Compact each layer until the patch meets the edges.8. Let it sit 3 to 4 weeks before making any turns on it with a car. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse... Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/ 15 Have a licensed electrician make the final wire connections in the garage and at the main electrical panel.
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