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Photo: Chris Dotson (Shutterstock) After the winter months of rain, snow, ice, and frost, your driveway might not be looking its best—especially now that spring has sprung, and the weeds are further highlighting all its newly formed cracks. Repairing cracks in your driveway is important to keep them from getting larger, eventually requiring repaving or heavy maintenance. The good news is, you can take care of these smaller cracks yourself before they become a major problem down the road by following these steps. You can patch cracks that are smaller than 2 inches yourself with a few tools and materials. Larger cracks will probably require a professional to fix. Remember that curing time will differ depending on the products you use, so you’ll need to plan ahead to park vehicles in a different location and keep kids and pets clear of the area for as long as necessary. This type of repair is more easily done when the weather is above 32 degrees and dry, but there are products you can get to deal with adverse weather conditions, too. What you need to patch driveway cracks To begin, you need to pick a patching compound. For concrete driveways, you can use a concrete patching compound . For blacktop driveways, you can use what’s known as a “cold patch”—either a non-heated patch material that needs to be mixed with water, or a premixed crack filler that goes straight into the cracks. “Hot patch” materials require professional equipment, so unless you […]