Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
If you have an asphalt driveway you know that small cracks can turn into big problems. Eric shows how to patch asphalt so ...
your driveway will be as good as new.
Tags:How to Patch Asphalt,aol living,eric stromer,eric stromer tips,home improvement ideas,Home Improvement Tips,patching an asphalt driveway,tips for patching asphalt
Grab video code:
How to Patch Asphalt
Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 1:44
ERIC STROMER: If you have an asphalt driveway, you know that as water seeps into the surface and temperatures fluctuate, small cracks can soon become big problems. I’m Eric Stromer, and in this GMC Trade Secret I’m going to show you how to take care of those pesky cracks and holes in your asphalt.
To start, you’ll need to use a pressure washer or hose to clean off all the dirt and oil off your driveway. Next, remove all the grass and weeds. Then use a wire brush or chisel to dig away any chunks of loose asphalt. Clean out all the debris with a shop vacuum or a stiff brush.
Now, when your cracks are completely cleaned out, you can use something like this to patch it. It’s a caulk tube filled with crack filler. You can use this material in a crack that’s up to one inch. You just go ahead and run your caulk tube along the crack. Then you can come back over it with a putty knife and flatten it out.
Now, on cracks that are an inch or larger, you can use something like this. This is a premix asphalt patch. Now, make sure again that all your debris is out of the crack. For example, here we’ve got some left over. You want to pull this stuff out. And then this premix driveway patch, you can use a margin trowel or something like that. Go ahead and fill in your crack. Let it dry for 24 hours. There probably will be some shrinkage. Then you’ll come back over it with one more layer to make it flat and flush with the top of the driveway.
Well, it’s as simple as that. From here, I’m going to continue filling my driveway’s cracks and potholes. Now, to further protect the asphalt, follow this up with a layer of asphalt sealant.
This is Eric Stromer, and that was your GMC Trade Secret.