Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 92
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by capercop just use a had held propane plumbers torch for professional results
Use torch to drip and fill any size crack, but wait for cold day so crack contracts to its widest range otherwise filler will split when crack expands. If this happens just reapply torch to remelt product.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WingNut PLI-STIX remains flexible.
In the past I have used liquid crack fillers however, the liquid fillers harden in one season. PLI-STIX seems to be more resilient. It also remains flexable with temperature change.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 58deluxe Pli Stick asphalt drive joint filler
This applied (with a small propane torch) is a very easy to use pro type fix that will last for years as a hot in place sealant for driveway cracks. Much cleaner to use than heat up & pour cans - although once finally hot & liquid those pour faster, but more dangerous to heat up on the grill.Only negative is the asphalt smoke/smell for a bit as it melts, and the time to melt for holding the torch to it. The cold pour liquid is only good for hairline cracks - if that.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EJB EXCEPTIONAL VALUE AND QUALITY PRODUCT
While this is not stocked at my local HD it certainly should be! For years I have attempted to seal asphalt cracks from roots and excess force with poor results. This will do it but not without some labor. If you wish to save money and not repave then the work you expend will be well worth it. Do not pack into the crack as instructed but instead take reducing flame of blow torch and melt into cracks with gloves on and your wits about you.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doob Pli-Stix
Pli-Stix is the best asphalt crack filler I have ever used. I have tried the liquid filler and various caulking products all fail after a year. I applied the product differently from the directions. I used the pli-stix much like welding rod on smaller cracks, I melted the stix with heat as i dragged it along the crack filling as I go.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by azDIYer Best long term solution available
I had previously tried all the other asphalt crack fillers and they all eventually failed. They just cannot handle the temperature extremes. My neighbor recommended the PLI-STIX and it seems to work really well. It is applied hot with a torch and provides a flexible water tight seal on the cracks. It took a little trial and error testing plus a lot of patience and attention to detail to get the awesome results.
These were my exact steps:
1) Used an old broom to meticulously clean out the cracks to be filled.
2) Used a small inexpensive propane torch from HD.
3) My cracks were 1/4" to 1/16" so I elected to heat the filler rope material with the torch and drip it into the cracks. This took a little practice to get right. I accomplished this by heating the material with the torch at a distance of about 3 inches till it would drip freely from a height of about 1 inch above into the cracks. Once I got a rythm going it actually went quickly. I also focused on 6 inch repairs at a time to ensure clean accurate repairs. The propane worked fine - absolutely no need for MAPP gas. Also make sure you do not turn the torch up too high because it will become too hot and sputter. The plastic wrap will burn off as this process continues. If the material is burning you are holding the torch too close or on the material for too long of a time period. Experiment to find the best process for you.
4) After the material is dripped into the entire length of the crack, gently move the torch back and force at a distance of about 3-4 inches above the repair. Watch the repair closely till the separate repairs melt together and immediately remove the heat. Too much heat will scorch the repair and make it catch on fire. This takes patience and focus to ensure success, but it will be worth it.
5) Carefully examine your entire repair to ensure there are no gaps. It should be continuous and the crack should be filled to a level just below the top edge. If you see gaps, drip in more material and then gently blend with the surrounding repair. I was able to get great results on a heavily sloped driveway. It just took a lot of patience and attention to detail.
A resealing company previously gave me a quote for a few hundred dollars to do what I just did in a few hours with this product.
1) Takes a lot of time and patience.
2) If torches make you uncomfortable might not work for you.
3) It produces fumes and some smoke. I would recommend a mask when applying.
4) None of the stores in AZ carry this product in stock. I ordered it online and shipping almost doubled the cost.
5) It can get messy when it is hot and dripping - use caution - wear gloves and eye protection at all times especially since the entire torch housing gets really hot.
Summary: The product provides a permanent repair similar to the commercial companies, and it definitely exceeds all other consumer solutions. Takes time and patience to get good results. Best solution and value available to the DIY homeowner.
July 2, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WJL great product for small crack sealing
I purchased this same product last year when I had some asphalt cracks to repair. Those repairs still look fine! As any drive ages it seems more and more cracks appear. To stop erosion from washing away material beneath the drive it is imperative to stay up with repairs. This product is easy to use and lasts well. I have also learned that if the melted material sinks a little too deep into some of the cracks, let it harden for a day and refill the sunken areas by melting and "drizzling" the melted product into the recessed areas. The newly melted product adheres well to the already sealed area and makes a much nicer finished repair. I love this stuff!
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeremy66 This stuff is awesome
This is so much better than the stuff you pour out of a bottle. It is a little more work to put down, but the end result is much better and will actually do the job of keeping water out. I used the cold pour stuff last year and all of the filled cracks are breaking up. I wish I'd known about this stuff first because I'd prefer to not have any of the old stuff in the cracks I've had to go back and refill this year - but oh well. I just filled over the pieces that were left knowing that if the old filler disintegrates further all I have to do is run the torch over it and this stuff will seal the cracks good as new.
Highly recommend this and a long torch for melting if you have a lot of cracks to cover like I did.
May 14, 2013