Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 121
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RJB56 Excellent Product
I have used this product a few times over 4 years, and it performs better than anything else on the market. I t takes a bit of time, but it is worth it. It is imperative that the directions are followed, and that the crack is clean and dry. I can't recommend any thing else for filling cracks. I have a wide and long drive, I have filled over 100 feet of cracks with this product, without any failures. It also seems to stop ants from excavating upward through the crack in addition to making it completely waterproof.
November 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bernie795 Crack-stix Evaluation
I have been purchasing this product from the manufacturer in the USA for the past three years and am very pleased with it. It was available at Home Depot in the USA but not in Canada. Home Depot USA would not ship to a Canadian address. I sent a couple messages to Home Depot Canada suggesting that this was an excellent product for driveways in our harsh environment and that they should be carrying it in Canada. Sure enough, 8 months later they had it available online. I only wish they would go one step farther and make it available in local stores. Secret of success for using this product is to seal all cracks and holes before the rainy fall season so water does not accumulate under the blacktop and heave with the freezing winter temperatures.
Prince Edward Island
November 8, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JSieber Driveway Cracks
I have used every type of liquid crack filler out there and THIS product is the only one that truly works! It takes a little bit more time but it stays!
May 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BassRanger44 This product works better than the liquid pour fillers.
Prior to purchasing this product, I read many of the reviews and followed some of the advice offered. I used compressed air to blow the loose debris out of the cracks. Based on one tip, I also found it easier to melt and drip into the cracks, especially those too small for the rope to fit into. Something else which worked well: After filling about a foot of crack I would re-heat and pool that section to level it out (similar to gas welding). This would leave the surface nearly seamless once it cooled and hardened. I also sprinkled fine sand atop of the melted tar (before it cooled) which improved bonding of the driveway sealer.
The biggest problem I had was keeping my torch lit. Using the small camping style bottles, the flame would go out once the bottle was inverted. I solved issue this by rigging my torch and hose to a Bbq cylinder.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHoffpauir Great product that performs well when installed correctly.
I see several comments about the installation process being difficult. The key I found to make this product work will is to apply it with a torch like you are melting a candle.
Start by cleaning the cracks out with a broom or compressed air to give you a good surface for adhesion. Then start on one end and if the crack is wide enough press the stix into it then heat with a torch to begin the melting process. The material does not have to become liquid just soft with surface melting so it will flow into the crack and begin to stick. Now with the rope of material continue down the full length of the crack. In some areas where the crack is too narrow then melt the product so it flows in and fills the crack but just keep moving. Very much like melting a candle.
I've repair not only my driveway but helped two of my neighbors repair theirs also and the product holds up nicely for a couple years. We have had some hard winters with snow removal machines working the surface often. The temperature has gone from 103f to -10f with this product holding up.
The pictures are of the small torch used to apply Crack Stix and of my driveway 2 years later. You can see the product is still in good form but needing to be refreshed. I just ordered another 125' to freshen up the driveway for another couple years. Highly recommend it.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DoctorDoctor This Product Works
I have repaired several cracks in my drive, some were shallow and some were deep, and this product is wonderful. Follow the directions, take time and do it correctly, and the repair should be first-rate. I recently purchased a second container of Crack-Stix because I was impressed with the product.
August 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DoItYerself Good product, but difficult for smaller cracks.
The cracks in my driveway are deep but thin. This product is too wide for the majority of the cracks. Stretching it, as the directions suggest, doesn't work real well because it tends to want to shrink back to it's original size. If you "can" stuff it into the crack then it works very well. Melts easy (if you can keep the torch lit) I really DO like this product, it's just not as easy as I thought it would be work with...simply because the cracks in MY driveway are thin and deep...Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars. Not sure how it will hold up over time, but it seems to be better than anything else I have tried. I have a lot left to fill yet, time consuming...
October 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Medium Black Crack-Stix
I had a rather large crack cross my asphalt driveway. It was too big for the bottle of filler material. The crack-stix did the trick. It was easy to use as you could break off a piece or cut it with a knife to fit the section I was working on. As the material warmed by the sun it got easier to break. I used mine with a cane style burner. It melted easily into the crack but you have to monitor how much you're using as the instructions cautioned about over-filling. The catch phase was "crack-stix go into the crack, not on the crack". My situation was complicated by an irregular surface which I overcame by making several passes over the crack, and breaking off material to fit as I reheated previous material.
April 21, 2015