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How many linear feet does the crack fill cover?

  • 6.7 linear ft of coverage per pound of crackfiller. This means you get 200 linear ft per 30 LBS box of crackfiller.
  • 7,200 linear feet per half pallet of thirty six 30 LBS boxes
  • 15,000 linear feet with a pallet including seventy five 30 LBS boxes.

What should the pavement temperature be to crack fill?

You can fill cracks as long as the pavement is 40°F or warmer. If it is colder but you need to fill cracks, use a heat lance to heat the pavement up before you apply it.

What temperature does the crackfiller need to be to flow?

The best temperature for heating your material to is 380 - 400°F (193 - 204°C) ; any higher than 400°F may severely damage product. Prolonged heating can also damage the product - heat it only when you are ready to apply it.

How long can I keep unopened crack sealant?

Our crack filler has a shelf life of 10 years unopened. It's why so many of our customers choose to take advantage our half-pallet and pallet offerings: the savings are so high it is worth storing them until you need them. It can be stored outside; just cover it with weather-resistant pallet wrap and keep it out of the sun.

How long does it take Gator Patch to dry when it's 60°F?

At that temperature, expect it to dry in 3-4 hours. It will continue to cure for another 24-48 hours, after which time you can sealcoat over it to help with durability.

Can I use Gator Patch to cover my whole driveway?

Gator Patch is just a patch, not a resurfacer. It is designed to patch areas with cracks up to 1" deep. You would save money if you use Gator Patch on alligator cracks then sealcoat everywhere else.

Can I put down sealer before gator patch? Do I need to seal the area treated with Gator Patch?

You can put them down in either order; however if you put the Gator Patch down first and then sealcoat over top of it for a more uniform finish.

How much Gator Patch should I apply?

It's like peanut butter on toast: you want a layer that covers pavement and seeps into the cracks, but not so thick that it's all Gator Patch and no pavement. The longer your strokes, the more visually appealing it will be when it dries. Use a hard trowel or a stiff squeegee to smooth it on evenly.

Can I use Gator Patch to fill linear cracks at the same time?

Rubberized Hot Pour Filler is a better solution for this problem because it has better expansion properties due to its higher rubber content. Rubber crack filler will expand and contract with heat and cold; Gator Patch does not have the same flexibility, so using it to fill cracks could allow moisture to seep into your asphalt's foundation.

Do I have to wait for the crack filler to dry before applying sealant? or can I just spray right over the repaired cracks right away?

As soon as the crackfill comes back to ambient temperature (same temperature as the air around it), you can go ahead and sealcoat.

Can this material be used to build up asphalt, as a shim or ramp, to allow clear passage of a plow over a slightly raised manhole cover?

Yes, the cold asphalt patch product can be used to build up asphalt. Gator patch would not work for this use though.

After applying crackfill, how soon can you seal coat?

Whether you used liquid cold-pour crack filler or rubberized hot-pour crack filler, it is best to let the product dry completely before applying sealer. Depending on ambient and surface temperatures, the actual drying time of the crack fill can vary. We usually recommend allowing crack fill to dry for 24 to 48 hours before applying sealer.

How many gallons of material does each "block" of rubber melt down to?

Each box of rubberized crack filler contains a 30-lb. cube.

When melted, each cube yields about 3.6 gallons of liquefied rubber crackfill. This means that if you own a RY10 Pro, you will need about 3 cubes to fill the 10-gallon capacity of this melter applicator.

What type of sand can I put on top of the cracks if traffic needs to drive on it before crackfill has completely hardened? Can I use regular sand?

It is best to use silica sand. Silica sand is basically 99% to 99.5% silicon dioxide, meaning, it is pure, more stable, and is resistant to acid. Regular sand, on the other hand, contains a lot of impurities such as a mix of feldspar and other oxide minerals with very low silica content.

Can the AK4000 used for heating or just to save temperature in the box?

The AK4000 Hot Asphalt Box holds 2 tons of hot asphalt. Heated by two Tiger Torches.

How long can I keep unopened Gator Patch? Will it freeze if stored during the winter season?

Usually, you can keep unopened Gator Patch up to 2 years. After that long of a period, you have to mix it thoroughly. Ideally, store the Gator Patch around 50°F and not below 32°F as the product would freeze and would be no good.
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