Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 116
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Livestrong1003 This is my second review
I have used 6 gallons of this product and it has held up during summer and 5° winter with 30" of snow. I was concerned if this product would peel off over time. It did not. Trowel Patch is easy to apply with a plastic spatula. It dries hard and holds up over time. It is excellent. For shallow and feathered applications this works as advertised. The bonding properties are excellent.
April 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Miller Save your money
Bought this to use before sealing my driveway. The color fades to brown quickly.The material shrinks as it dries and the cracks from the drying process look worse than than the driveway did. Returning what I have left and the sealant.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GirlPower Good for everyone doing this on their own.
It definitely needs you to dip your trowel in water when you are doing the final top coat to smooth out better. It gives a better finish. I just dropped water on top and smoothed out edging etc
Lots of layers is the trick after each one had dried.
I used way more than I expected as you can get carried away making the whole driveway smooth!
I found it worked for all cracks from hairline to finger wide and I used it to heighten some water gathering dips in the driveway which were at least 2 feet wide.
October 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by him My driveway is worse than before
I applied this product in probably the best conditions possible: 85 degrees, mostly sunny, no rain for days. I was careful to stay below the 1/2" maximum thickness. After two or three weeks, it started cracking, and peeling up. It looks like the Utah salt flats. Every time it gets wet, it changes back from black to brown color. It has been at least 6 weeks now, and that still happens. Not only was it a waste of money, I wish it wasn't on my driveway.
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hmacks Saved me a new driveway
My driveway was trashed - previous owner probably left it for a decade with no maintenance. This driveway is 210 feet long and widens to 24 feet for the back 60 feet. I did not have the $$ to replace. Here were my steps to success. I define success as functional and OK appearance. 1. Used the blower and to blow away the debris and used a weed wacker to edge to get to the real edge of the driveway. 2. I had hundreds of feet of cracks. No way I could use a screw driver to clean out the cracks would have taken too long. Here I had divine revelation. I grabbed my weedwacker and turned it on edge (like an edger) and used it to knock away loose material in cracks. Worked like a charm (thank you Jesus). I went through at least 6 spools of string but it only took me a couple hours. 3. Used the trowel patch and applied with 3" scraper versus a trowel (easier to lay down). Took two applications because of shrinkages and 20 gallons! 4. Applied 16 buckets of Sand-Mix Driveway Coating and I'm one happy camper!
October 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EagleEye Exceeded my expectations
I have found very few products that do what they promise, but this one does deliver. I have tried many products to patch cracks in my driveway. None have been able to do the job. I was very surprised when I applied this product and it actually worked on the large cracks.This even filled in cracks that were over an inch wide and deep. Make sure to follow directions and apply in thin layers for deeper cracks to get the best results. I wish they could improve the smell. I will definietly be recommending this product. I used a $3 small square trowel from the tile department rather than one from the masonry department...much cheaper.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Livestrong1003 Review of trowel patch and crack filler
I have a 20+ year old driveway with hairline cracks and a berm was added at the end of the driveway by the county 7 years ago to prevent flooding from a new storm drain. The berm was blunt-ended on both sides so I added concrete and concrete resurfacer as a transition (see photos). The concrete cracked the width of the driveway causing more failure during cold weather freezes. What I notice with asphalt that they continue to dry and shrink after 20 years and you will have cracks.
I am reluctant to use cold patch because I feel that it will fail over time. This is a review of the crack filler and trowel patch. The crack filler applies easily and smooths perfectly flat. The main issue with crack filler is that it has about an 80% shrinkage and does not 'fill' the crack. It is good for tiny cracks and you have to go over it multiple times. I would not recommend this product except for very small jobs.
The trowel patch seems to work well. I filled in 1" deep voids. It has the consistency of joint compound or roofing tar. It is very sticky. It shrinks about 15-20%. It will crack (shrink). I applied a 2nd and 3rd coat as needed. I used a wood stick to spread the trowel patch and an 8" putty knife to smooth it.
It has met my expectations for a repair. I have top coated with a sealer and it looks great (no photos). The big question is will this last through 100° summers and subzero winters? How long will this last? Will shrinkage and bonding become an issue over time? Use the 2 gallon size. Better value.
I hope to return after several seasonal cycles with an update and more photos. I think the product meets expectations for application. What do we know of durability? For the record, the 8-10 year sealers are good for 4-5 years.
May 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arn Great Product
Live in Texas where the sun and rain has taken a toll on a 10 year old blacktop drive. Applied the Towel Patch product on rough and surface crack areas. Product troweled out smooth with little effort., tools cleaned up easily with water. Will have to wait to comment on durability to see if product holds up. But I am very happy with initial results.
December 17, 2015