Asked on Mar 29, 2018

Can you blacktop over cement?

SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLCConnie Hirchert StadelmannChristine Marie
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Instead of replacing my cement driveway can I have blacktop put over it?

10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 29, 2018

    is the driveway in tack without cracks?
  • William
    William
    on Mar 29, 2018

    No. Blacktop needs a solid gravel base to bond. It will just float, crack, and peel off the concrete.
  • Barb Adams
    Barb Adams
    on Mar 29, 2018

    The Builder says yes (and a few other things as well): https://www.askthebuilder.com/blacktop-driveways-over-concrete/
  • Johnavallance82
    Johnavallance82
    on Mar 29, 2018

    Tarmac - Resin - Chippings & Resin - Concrete Blocks - Concrete Stain.....
  • Fix It Jen
    Fix It Jen
    on Mar 29, 2018

    Thats one to ask your local companies; they may have a formula that bonds but normally it’s a no. You can also stain your cement to change the color, if that’s the desired effect.
  • Fix It Jen
    Fix It Jen
    on Mar 29, 2018

    Likeky not, but contact your local company to check. Have you thought about staining the concrete darker instead?
  • Han11807599
    Han11807599
    on Mar 29, 2018

    My parents & an uncle & his wife both had their cement driveways covered with asphalt due to cracks in the cement. They would apply tar-like blacktop sealer on it every few years & it held up very well, & this was in N.W. Indiana with harsh winters & hot summers.
  • Christine Marie
    Christine Marie
    on Mar 29, 2018

    I have a blacktop over cement driveway. I didn’t know it until I wanted to replace the driveway. The old stuff was fine, just cracked and old. We laid a new blacktop over it and it’s still fine. Good luck!
  • Connie Hirchert Stadelmann
    Connie Hirchert Stadelmann
    on Mar 29, 2018

    No. Asphalt needs a gravel base
  • Yes it can be done & in fact some major roadways are done this way - just find a company that knows it stuff & does this (worried ask to see some of their earlier ones - which is good practice anyways)
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