A break from technology and a move into the real world…all via a hole in my driveway!
You know if you’re a regular reader of my blog that I’m a pretty technical guy, I like my software, my computers, and my tech. But every now and then something comes along that is both well out of my zero-and-one based comfort zone, but at the same time, absolutely necessary.
Let’s talk about my drive, and, no, I’m not talking about my hard drive! My driveway, that myself and my wife purchased from a local tarmacadam company several years ago, is starting to show signs of wear and tear. This was brought into sharp relief after a particularly cold frost caused fissures and a number of potholes.
Like I’ve said, I’m not really a DIY kinda dude, but pushed on by my darling wife, I felt compelled to do something about it myself, rather than get a professional in. I do admit, I was partially motivated by the price of some of these hot asphalt experts! The amount of equipment and manpower required when laying hot tar is nothing to be sniffed at!
I, rather predictably, turned online for a solution. Within a few nimble-fingered google searches, I found myself on Red Stag Materials website, which seemed to be offering a rather attractive solution. Upon first glance, I thought it was slightly too good to be true. Their product, EZ Street, is, frankly, a bag of gravel that you pour into a pothole, pat down with a shovel, and it somehow binds with the asphalt, and boom, problem