Rapid Set Asphalt Repair Mix is a cement-based, flexible, low-shrinkage, fast-setting pot hole fill and repair material. It greatly extends the life of asphalt because it resists cracking, bonds exceptionally well to existing asphalt, stays intact during service, and prevents washout. Use for driveways, parking lots, roads, potholes and more.
I really don't understand how this product has managed to be on Home Depot's site this long without a single review. Maybe this stuff is used by contractors and they don't post reviews? Who knows but I'm really glad I tried it. I'm not a pro but this is my 5th whole-house renovation, doing everything myself.
I've been using Rapid Set Cement-All hydraulic cement for years for concrete repairs around my houses. It lasts longer than any other repair product I've tried and I've tried a bunch. This product is similar in performance. It's basically black colored rapid setting cement with gravel aggregate... it contains no real asphalt. If you have a driveway that has been seal coated, the color of this stuff will be a very close match. As far as I'm concerned, all asphalt cold patch products are crap. Aquaphalt is a great, unique asphalt repair product but it is really, really, REALLY expensive. This stuff is less than 1/3 the price of Aquaphalt. There is a "but" here. Once mixed, this product sets up very fast (15-20 mins) so it is a major challenge to properly finish a driveway patch that is larger than 2-3 square feet, because that requires mixing more than one 50lb bag in quick succession. I recently did a patch on my driveway that was 9+ square feet (trying to prevent having to resort paying a contractor to re-pave the entire driveway). I got it done and it looks OK, but this stuff gives you zero time to finesse-float the surface. All that said, this stuff is ideal for relatively small, deep defects (2 inch plus), and once it's down (unlike cold patch) it's not going anywhere. One last tip: clean your tools right away. If you wait until this stuff sets up on the tools, you need to resort to muriatic acid to get it off.