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Pli-Stix 30 ft. Medium Black Permanent Blacktop Joint and Crack Filler

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The Latex-ite Pli-Stix 30 ft. Driveway Crack and Joint Filler - Medium Black is a contractor-grade thermo-plastic rubber that's designed for use with a heat gun or propane torch. It is a permanent, soft-bonding, self-leveling seal for concrete, asphalt, and expansion joints that's 100% watertight and traffic-ready in 20 minutes.
  • Fills asphalt, concrete and expansion-joint cracks up to 1/2 in.
  • Hot-applied rope-like filler bonds to sidewalls for a permanent seal
  • Ready for traffic in approximately 20 minutes
  • No volatile organic compounds
  • For deep cracks or joints, before you begin fill the crack using closed cell high heat backer rod, sand, or stone dust but leave enough room for product
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Q:Can this be used with a heat gun?
by|Oct 2, 2022
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A:  Yes, but it is not easy.

by|Oct 11, 2022

    A:  NO NEED TO USE PROPANE TORCH

    by|Nov 10, 2022

      A:  Yes, I use a heat gun with a putty knife attached by a hose clamp. Dangle the Pli-Stix over the crack with the heat gun on high temperature. It will melt into the crack and is easy to level and cut with the putty knife attachment.

      by|Oct 5, 2022
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        A:  Yes but it will take longer to do the job. Propane torch is the way to go.

        by|Oct 7, 2022

          A:  No. It will not melt efficiently or fast enough. Use a cheap propane torch. I have used a lot of this stuff to fill asphalt cracks and you really need to get it melted enough to go deep into the cracks. I wait until the day time temp is in the 40s so the cracks are open wide. Your just wasting your time doing it when the driveway is hot and the cracks a swollen small.

          by|Oct 5, 2022

            A:  It’s best used with a torch, like the RED DRAGON FLAME TORCH. A heat gun would take forever and could be dangerous from overheating.

            by|Oct 2, 2022
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              Q:what's the actual diameter of the stick?
              by|Aug 22, 2022
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              A:  It’s a coil and it has 2 sizes 3/8 and 1/2 dia. Easy to use but doesn’t survive cold weather well

              by|Aug 27, 2022

                A:  The product is approximately 1/2” in size and can vary+/- by an 1/8”.

                by|Aug 23, 2022

                  A:  The medium size is 12mm/ 0.5 inches. The label says it will fill cracks from 0.5-1.0 inches. 

                  by|Aug 25, 2022
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                    Q:Whats the difference between this and the Crack- Stix 10lb tub of permanent blacktop repair?
                    by|May 4, 2022
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                    A:  It’s the exact same product. The tub has a larger quantity for bigger jobs

                    by|Nov 10, 2022

                      A:  I'd go with this brand because I had a bad experience with Crack-Stix tub of concrete sealer, which is a different product but it didn't melt like this pli-stix tar that's for sure. The gray colored crack-stix didn't want to melt and would burn easily if you tried to heat one area too long. Also, it let off bubbles constantly, so you got to go back and break all the bubbles until they stop. Which is a good indication the product is finally fully melted. It took 3 times a long to melt the crack-stix.

                      by|May 4, 2022

                      A:  no difference in product - cost is main difference

                      by|Sep 14, 2022
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                        Q:Since this is self leveling, does it have to be applied to a completely flat surface? My driveway has about a a 30 degree pitch. Will the material run out of the cracks once filled?
                        by|Apr 29, 2022
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                        A:  No. You can apply on a slight slope. You can control the viscosity by how quickly you heat the product.

                        by|Oct 1, 2022
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                          A:  It will set up very fast and will not run out of the crack.

                          by|May 5, 2022

                            A:  This product starts out as a soft solid and melts as you heat it. If you pack it into the crack first or heat it slowly you should have no problems with running. Melting it with a weed torch worked well after some practice.

                            by|May 2, 2022

                              A:  no once the heat is stopped it starts to cool and fill the crack

                              by|May 1, 2022

                                A:  no will not run back off with torch

                                by|May 5, 2022

                                  A:  I had no problem with it running, but our drive is only about 20 degrees. You can control how liquid the filler is by how much you heat with the torch.

                                  by|May 1, 2022
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                                    Customer Reviews

                                    4.6 out of 5
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                                    Covers well with driveway sealer after my repairs
                                    Works better than liquid but tricky to burn in place
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                                    Just like the city roads crews use.
                                    Great solution for filling cracks. It works just like the stuff the city roads maintenance crews use. I used it to edge a large cold patch in front of my garage. It bonded the edge of the cold patch to the existing asphalt perfectly.
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                                    Quick and easy
                                    I had some pretty wide cracks in my driveway. Especially where the asphalt met the concrete for the garage and sidewalk area. Bought the Pli-Stix and it was a perfect solution. For the larger, deeper cracks I had to double and triple the amount of "rope" I used. But in the end, it perfectly sealed the cracks and leveled nicely. I used a propane blow torch carefully and it worked fine. In the end, I think I spent at the most, one hour to seal the width of the driveway at the sidewalk and garage ends. I wouldn't recommend this for smaller cracks though (1/8" or less). For smaller cracks, I used the Latex-ite 10.1oz and a caulk gun, then used a small metal drywall knife to smooth the smaller cracks.
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                                      This stuff is THE best! I had 18 feet...
                                      This stuff is THE best! I had 18 feet across my drive with a one inch gap between the concrete garage floor and the asphalt drive. Cleaned it out about and inch deep and then filled it with sand to about a quarter inch from the surface. Doubled over the filler and applied the heat. Melts and fills great. Took about 40 minutes across first time. I wanted to fill a little closer to the surface so I did another pass. About 20 minutes for the second pass. The thing that made this so quick and easy is using a hose extension with a self igniting torch head. So easy. I put the propane canister in a milk crate and bungee corded it to the side. Just slid it along as I progressed. This worked so well I decided to also do a separation at the end of the drive at the sidewalk. Same perfect results. Don’t hesitate. You will love this stuff. Just follow the direction and you will be good to go.
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                                      I love it. Very effective and easy to use, but the only recommendation I would make would be to u...
                                      I love it. Very effective and easy to use, but the only recommendation I would make would be to use a angle grinder with a crack chaser wheel to make uniform grooves in the the driveway as opposed to trying to push the beads into cracks with varying widths and depths. Then top off with trowel patch to level the surface and then seal with a good driveway sealer.
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                                      Have used product before, Have tried many other Joint fillers that are premixed in buckets. They ...
                                      Have used product before, Have tried many other Joint fillers that are premixed in buckets. They work for 1 year then crack and open up again. This is the same formula they use on roads, only theres is premelted when they apply it. I melt it in the cracks and it stays for years without cracking or opening up. All you need to apply is a propane torch works best for me.This time applied it where sidewalk and driveway meet, water from leader was going in crack . Took about 10 minutes to apply and worked great.
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                                      6 found this review helpful
                                      Home Depot should carry this stuff in their stores, better...
                                      Home Depot should carry this stuff in their stores, better than the jug of crack filler stuff that doesn’t last. Extra cost of buying a torch to melt this stuff is worth it in the long run as you only have to do it once. Seems very permanent.
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                                      Fills in cracks and gaps nicely.
                                      Fills in cracks and gaps nicely.
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                                      This is the best crack filler I have used on my driveway compared to the past 'shallow patch' and...
                                      This is the best crack filler I have used on my driveway compared to the past 'shallow patch' and liquid ones I have used. So far, so good on the filler holding. This crack filler is essentially a hard tar that you melt into the cracks. With that, you need a torch. I used a MAP gas torch and it worked great as a lot of heat is needed to melt this stuff. Propane would have taken longer. This product is supposed to be jammed in the crack and melted. Most of my cracks were larger than a 1/4" or 1/2" so I just laid the stick on top of the crack and melted it into the crack. I melted it into 90 feet of cracks before my torch ran out of fuel. You will get about 100 feet of stix melted on one standard MAP canister. It cools hard and when in the hot sun it is a little loose but not enough that an imprint can be left in it. Rain washes off most burn marks eventually and sealer can be applied over this. Some tips from my experience: -Power-wash and clear the cracks beforehand. -Fill the deep cracks with sand, up to about 1/8" from the top. Otherwise you will end up melting a lot of these stix into them. -Use MAP gas -Leave the stix in the sun so they become loose and easier to work with -You can heat the stix a little to help form them along the crack -If you are careful enough, you can heat the stix and drag them along smaller cracks to fill them -Work the torch back and forth, dont overheat one area -If you overheat the tar, it will bubble out of the crack -As you heat the stix, you are also heating the driveway so turn the torch off when you get really close to a full melt and let the driveway melt the rest -Use a heat-shield on driveway edges to prevent grass fires -The force of the torch can be used to push the tar into other cracks or along the same. -Use torch to fan any out across asphalt so you dont get lumps -Position yourself upwind of the stix so you don't inhale the fumes.
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