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Pli-Stix 60 ft. Small Black Permanent Blacktop Joint and Crack Filler

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About This Product

Latex-ite Pli-Stix 60 ft. Driveway Crack and Joint Filler - Small Black is a contractor-grade thermo-plastic rubber designed for use with a propane torch or heat gun. It is a permanent, patented, self-leveling seal for small asphalt and concrete cracks. This product produces a 100% watertight seal.

Highlights

  • Fills asphalt and concrete cracks or expansion-joint cracks 1/4 in. to 1/2 in. Dia
  • Hot-applied rope-like filler bonds to sidewalls for a permanent seal
  • Traffic ready 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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Product Information

Internet # 203491781

Model # 36099

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)2 inProduct Height (in.)12.5 in
Product Length (in.)11.25 in

Details

Color FamilyBlackDrying Time (hours)1/4
FeaturesFast SettingInterior/ExteriorExterior
Product Weight (lb.)2.25 lbRecommended ApplicationAsphalt
Repair TypeCrack FillerReturnable90-Day
Use LocationDriveway

Warranty / Certifications

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Questions & Answers

21Questions
caret
Q:Can I use acetylene instead of propane torch to melt it?
by|Dec 14, 2023
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A:  Yes.

by|Dec 14, 2023
    caret
    Q:Can I apply sealer on the driveway when I finish doing the cracks
    by|Apr 13, 2023
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    A:  Yes

    by|Feb 3, 2024
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      Q:Can you apply in wet conditions
      by|Jun 24, 2022
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      A:  Because it is being used with a torch, it is likely that you might get some spatter from the moisture. A little moisture doesn't seem to matter. The product does work well, but some areas will open and must be treated a second time.

      by|Jun 26, 2022

        A:  No - It's basically a roll of tar that you melt and it won't adhere. It doesn't tell you, but you can fill large voids as long as you use sand or gravel with it.

        by|Jun 26, 2022
          caret
          Q:Can I use a heat gum
          by|Jun 14, 2022
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          A:  I used a propane torch, so I can't be sure but i on high heat I bet it would. High heat will burn paint so it should melt this stuff. I still have some and will try a heat gun. and report results in reviews

          by|Jun 21, 2022

            A:  Yes. I did. Maybe takes longer, but it does work.

            by|Jun 16, 2022

              A:  You possibly can but depending on area it might take very long. Even with a flame torch it takes quite some time.

              by|Jun 17, 2022

                A:  Yes, heating time will increase.

                by|Jun 15, 2022

                  A:  I tried and it didn't work very well...

                  by|Aug 20, 2023
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                    Customer Reviews

                    4.7 out of 5
                    • 4.7 out of 369 reviews
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                    Once Cool Can Drive and Walk On
                    Before sealing driveway I wanted to eliminate the long cracks. But I would need to drive over them before having the time to do the sealing coat. All the liquid crack fillers needed days to harden and even then could track off and make a mess if driven over. This product is basically tar wrapped in a covering so it is like a long rope. You take the rope and stuff it into the cracks. Then you use a blowtorch to melt the tar which fills the crack. Turns out you don’t have to be precise with the stuffing because the melted tar flows into the crack and self levels. After filling reheat the top and sprinkle sand onto it to give the sealer a good bonding surface. Once cool it is hard and clean and can be driven over.
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                      Happy I tried this product. Time will tell.
                      I have an old asphalt driveway that was in bad shape when I purchased the home 24 years ago. I purchase both a small & a medium size roll. I used all of it. The coils curl and bend as they heat, so I was often using a stick to push the product into / over the crack. I wasn’t sure how liquefied the product needed to be. The instructions suggested the product should be 1/8 to ¼ inch below surface level which gave an inconsistent look. Pli-Stix was also helpful for patching areas where the asphalt had worn away. I put down small rocks & bits of gravel, melted Pli-Stix over the area, then added smaller chips & repeated.
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                        This is a great product for the do it yourself type of person. With a propane torch it easily me...
                        This is a great product for the do it yourself type of person. With a propane torch it easily melts into your driveway cracks and seals it for a reported couple of years. I also bought a wand torch to attach to the propane which makes the application super simple. No bending over that way. Great product seems to work well. Hank W. Woodland Park, Co. Oct 2020
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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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                        This product is the best I have used for filling asphalt driveway cracks. I've tried other produc...
                        This product is the best I have used for filling asphalt driveway cracks. I've tried other products over the years, but nothing is as permanent as Pli-stix. Follow the directions exactly. I've put down about 150 yards on a driveway of a rental property
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                        Get Into The Groove The ease of use, especially for a totally inept hazmat like me, leading to a ...
                        Get Into The Groove The ease of use, especially for a totally inept hazmat like me, leading to a permanent fix, instead of just a filler or a cold tampon, yes you read that right, hyphenazi, type messy material, was spellbounding. Paired with the CSX 900 Cane Torch ( also from Latexite ), made the project so much fun that I had to fight off friends and family and neighbors who wanted to have a go! http://www.homedepot.com/p/Latex-ite-7-in-x-32-in-CSX-900-Cane-Torch-2070/202339332 I am not kidding when it turned out that I did not have enough damage to use up one of these 60 footers completely. But depends upon who you ask, that's probably plenty of damage. The best part was, that in a couple of the longer cracks, once melted, the level went down a notch, indicating that more material was needed - and - the first application, once it had sunk down into the groove, actually provided a nice rut into with the second round just popped in like magic. The beauty of the hot melt concept is the self leveling of its molten form as it fuses with the existing driveway material, or what's left of it. Who needs hot melt asphalt pouring when you can actually recycle your original driveway fragments, in place. Can't get any greener than that, huh? Disclaimer: I had contacted Latexite with pictures of my driveway and they cautioned me about my condition being beyond what their products are designed for. But they were very helpful and supportive when I explained that my budget being tight, I was willing to put in all the labor necessary, and my level of ineptitude would make the results indistinguishable from planned disaster. The asphalt smell does stick in your nostrils overnight and you keep wondering if you tracked the material in, but no one else at home noticed anything. Especially the Minecrafter. Note, the images I've added were taken after my first shot at this. I'd never handled a propane torch either, but that's another story. Subsequently, I did a tiny bit of touch up - the best part, I cannot stress enough, is that there is no guesswork, there will be holes which scream "Feed Me!" at you. One more thing, I later found out that I could have stripped off the plastic wrapping, which marvelously burns off when the heat gets going. That would have made the crack insertion easier. But, I discovered that even if I did not get the Pli-Stix into the groove, it is possible to have another level of fun with the propane torch, "working" the melting tube in, which kind of starts curling like a Pharaoh's Serpent. And it is absolutely easy to get the hang of coaxing the melting Pli-Stix into where it needs to go, and once it gets there, it magically yanks in the rest of its body. Don't ask. "I love the smell of Pli-Stix in the morning" ~Kilgore
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                          Pli·Stix:Easy to use and works as described.
                          The product fills small to medium size cracks in an asphalt driveway easily. You can use scissors to trim its length and thickness as needed. A little gasoline or petroleum based solvent will clean any asphalt residue from the surface of the scissors. It works best if the product can be forced into the crack before heating it. If placed on the surface of a crack, as it is heated it will deform and may move from the spot where you put it. If you try to push it back with any object, it will stick to that object. Also if placed on top of the crack, it may flow a bit beyond the crack onto other areas of asphalt. This will not work on sloping areas of asphalt for the same reason. The directions assume you will push the crack filler into the crack as this is the best method for producing good results.
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                          Response from THD-CSNov 21, 2016
                          Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, "Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience after applying one of our Latexite products. Dalton Enterprises, Inc. is committed to manufacturing a quality product and strive for 100% customer satisfaction.”
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                          Sealed the cracks to stop the frost making them expand
                          I have been maintaining this driveway for 25 years, need to reseal every 3-4 years. This product seals the cracks well, see puddle in photo. If you attach your propane torch to a ten inch long 2x4, you can keep the touch aligned to the crack and move quickly down a crack with a little practice. I use a knee pads home depot bucket/seat (hold the tools) to support my chest as I work the cracks. I do not seal the drive, just maintain the cracks, which every drive will have in several years.
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                          Response from THD-CSNov 21, 2016
                          Dear Valued Home Depot Customer, "Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience after applying one of our Latexite products. Dalton Enterprises, Inc. is committed to manufacturing a quality product and strive for 100% customer satisfaction.”
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                          Easy solution to use with the right tools
                          I'm very happy with how this turned out. I used the joint filler between my blacktop driveway and concrete sidewalk. The joint filler is very easy to work with. I used the pictured Benzomatic propane tank but it flares up when held on its side. I put on the universal extension hose WH0159 and it made the whole process very easy. Just walked along the joint filler waving the hose back and forth in 1 foot sections. The joint filler has a plastic coating initially so it is not sticky to handle and can easily be cut with a box cutter. The purpose of the flame is to melt off the plastic coating and to get the filler to liquefy and seep into the crack. All of this work was done in preparation for a sealcoat in a few weeks.
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                          10 found this review helpful
                          This stuff really works
                          I saw someone using this product last year and his driveway still looks good. I decided to try it..I did not follow the instructions to stuff it in the crack but instead held it up and melted it in dripping it into the cracks..Final product looks like plastic..Picture shows crack filled and seal coated..Now all I can hope is that it holds up and doesn't crack..
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