Rated 3.4 out of 5Â by 18
Rated 4 out of 5Â by BowlingDoc Consistent With Product Description
Have been using "do it yourself" driveway maintenance products for nearly 30 years.
My job required 12 sacks (50 lb. wt.) of U.S. Cold Patch.
Use this one according to directions: clean the receiving surface, open the plastic bag, spread well with the flat side of a bow rake (feathering out the edges), I started the compaction with a hand held plate tamper (watch out for material sticking to the plate surface, clean by scraping with the flat side of the bow rake), I rolled over the asphalt with the driver side front tire of my SUV 1-2 times with a helper guiding me from curbside.
For you asphalt paving aficionados, you can refine your job by fine feathering the edges with Latexite Trowel Patch and sealing the whole job (I would wait at least 1 month) with a quality driverway sealer.
Hope this was helpful.
May 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Homeowner Simply Worthless, Just colored gravel and sand.
I bought a bag of this cold patch and it was easy to fill a hole and pack down. This is just colored gravel and sand mix. I could easily dig and sweep is out 1 week later when I wend to Lowes and bought a bag of "QPR 50Lb Qpr Permanent Asphalt Repair". The QPR is messy and has a tar like substance that eventually hardens to make a permanent repair. Do not buy this U.S. cold patch unless you need a colored gravel compacted surface.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Scooter A superb product
I've put down over 150 bags on our private road, everything from potholes to worn out areas.
Here's how I do it: sweep out the worn area or clean the pothole of loose rock and gravel. Pour the patch onto the area. Using a metal bow rake, smooth it out and tap it to get any lumps out and make it even in height. Feather the edges well by tapping with the rake. For potholes, extend it out a bit beyond the edge of the hole and leave it a little higher in the center.
Then, drive back and forth over it slowly a few times with the left front and rear tire. Roll your window down and stick your head out the window to see where you're rolling. I recommend ordinary passenger tires, not knobby truck tires.
Holds up perfectly. The bags remain soft in any temperature, so there's no need to pre-warm them, even in the winter.
Can't say enough good things about this product. It's a real blessing. I'll be using it as long as I'm alive.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MCKW98020 Easy pothole fix
The street in front of our house had a few potholes that were very annoying for everyone. The city comes by about once a year and fixes the potholes. We needed a solution that was more frequent so we looked for an easy solution that would last a long time. We heard about U.S. Cold Patch through friends who had used it to repair the parking lot at their business. It was super easy to use and the patches seem to be holding very well after six months.
October 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by silverstreak Works way better than I thought
I had a root about eight feet long pushing up my driveway in a "J" pattern from one to one and a half feet wide. It went almost all the way across the drive and I was skeptical on how long the patch would last. Six months later and the drive looks as good as day one. If you build a good base and tamp it down like directed, this stuff meets the all the hype...It worked great for me
June 2, 2012