Intuitive Pothole Repair

Intuitive Pothole Repair


Driveway repair: so simple, you’ll want to do it yourself


If it’s a pothole, EZ Street asphalt can patch it. EZ Street bonds to concrete and brick just as permanently as asphalt.

So, yes, you can fix your driveway—permanently—with EZ Street asphalt (in under five minutes); and, no you don’t need to hire a professional.

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Patch Like a Pro

Permanent asphalt repair in three quick steps

EZ Street pothole repairs are so intuitive you’ll never have to read this again. And, all you need’s a shovel, vehicle, and 50 LB bag of EZ Street asphalt.



1. SWEEP

Clear away loose debris, sand, leaves, rubber duckies, etc. (you can leave the water). Instead of building a foundation for the repair, you’re clearing one off.

EZ Street asphalt will adhere to anything solid in the pothole, but if it’s not fixed to the driveway, your repair won’t be either.

You’ll know it's ready when there’s nothing loose along the edges, or bottom of the pothole for the repair to stick to.

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2. FILL

When opening the bag, be careful not to cause any more damage than necessary to pour the asphalt out. You may want to use the bag later for storage.

If the crater’s deeper than three inches, it’s a good idea to fill in two inch layers, or “lifts”, compacting each layer before adding the next, to increase the density of the foundational layers.

Fill the pothole to just over the level of the existing pavement. Then…

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3. COMPACT

If you don’t have a hand tamp, simply drive over the repair until it’s level with the driveway. And. That’s. It.

It’s 100% okay to drive on an EZ Street asphalt repair immediately after completion—we call it “secondary compaction”.

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Leftovers?

It’s likely you’ll have at least a little bit more than you need. EZ Street asphalt stores for up to 12 months. Just roll up the end of the bag—like a bag of chips—and stash it where convenient. Cold, hot, wet, it doesn’t matter, EZ Street will keep.

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Installation Video

A pothole in a residential or commercial driveway can be easily fixed with EZ Street asphalt. Just fill the hole with EZ Street cold asphalt right from the bag and compact it with a shovel or car tire. The same simple installation steps can be applied to a trip hazard at a front asphalt sidewalk or concrete sidewalk. Both applications will last for years.


Pothole in your driveway?

Sometimes, some things seem too good to be true. But the truth about EZ Street cold patch is also its beauty. It's as simple as sweeping out a pothole, throwing in the mix and walking away.

Pothole repair

EZ Street cold asphalt is your driveway repair solution. Repair potholes in your driveway in a few minutes.

Driveway repair

If your driveway is riddled with potholes, we have the driveway patch for you. Check out our easy to follow driveway repair steps. Don't hesitate on driveway repair, learn to patch your potholes here.

How Much Do You Need?

Check out this usage guide, or use our driveway repair calculator below.



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Where to Buy EZ Street

Online (click here), True Value, and other retailers.


EZ Street asphalt repairs take less time than a drive to your friendly True Value store, and, you’ll be using the same product highway departments around the world have relied on since 1995—because it works!

Our asphalt is guaranteed permanent. It's instantly ready for traffic. It works in all weather. And, it lives up to our claims.

All you have to do is sweep, fill, and compact—and, by compact, we mean, drive over it a few times. Contact any of these nationwide retailers to pick up, or special order, your bag today!

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50 lb Bags and 1 ton bulk sack

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Ask for EZ Street by name or by its reference item #263833 for the 50 lb bag. EZ Street is in all warehouses.

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Ferguson Waterworks
Item #2349685 Part #EZST50


What’s it like to DIY with EZ Street driveway repair?


"Best I have seen on market! I have in years prior used typical black top patch. EZ Street by far leaves those products in the dust. Seemingly a technological breakthrough. You can work with it when the ground is wet. And after giving it time to cure, about one month, you can seal over for continuity. Great!"

-Stevie, New York, NY


"Best I have seen on market! So glad I found this product. I was able to patch the pothole in our driveway all by myself. We had spoke with other repair people about repaving and patching, but this was much less expensive and it worked great. We had a couple of potholes to repair -- used two bags -- I used the shovel we already owned and a little muscle (not too much) and my part was done in less than 30 minutes."

-Maria, Kalamazoo, MI


"Good in both warm and cold weather ! We have tried numerous other cold mix products since, nothing else has proven to be as good in both warm and cold weather conditions."

-City of St. Louis Department of Streets


What Pros Say About EZ Street.

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★★★★★ Can't miss with this product Always dependable, Always works great! Love the free ship to store. Have been using this product for 10 years.
Date published: 2021-06-18
★★★★★ This stuff WORKS. This stuff works surprisingly well. I have a long gravel driveway, 400ft. Parts of it are uphill, steep grade and I've mixed concrete with some of the gravel to help with traction. Well the concrete eventually cracks, gets potholes, etc. I had been previously filling the potholes with new concrete, but it always cracks and breaks up. Concrete is too hard to fill potholes because you can't get the thickness you need. Well EZ Street is the answer I've been looking for. It fills the holes and remains sonewhat flexible. It's like gravel with glue in it. I've been battling my driveway for ten years and I'm very excited to finally find a product to fix it permanently.
Date published: 2020-12-15
★★★★★ Asphalt cold patch So easy to use. Has been several weeks since we put this in a hole in our driveway. So far so good. We will be buying more as we have more driveway repair needed.
Date published: 2020-10-17
★★★★★ Asphalt Driveway patch Good product for patch over old pavement 1/2 inch to 1 inches. It is expensive for filling pot hole.
Date published: 2020-02-01
★★★★★ Always Dependable. Always dependable, and love the free pickup at the local hardware store.
Date published: 2019-10-09
★★★★★ Great product . Great product . Best price . Free ship to local store . Small aggregate size worked well for my project .
Date published: 2019-10-08
★★★★★ Quick and easy Great item. Worked a advertised. Quick and simple. ordering more to finish the job.
Date published: 2019-09-30
★★★★★ Best Cold Pack Asphalt - EZ Street EZ Street asphalt is the absolute best. Avoid the Big Orange and Big Blue box stores. Go to your local hardware. This asphalt is always well mixed and holds in the driveway for many years.
Date published: 2019-08-16
★★★★★ Order a bit more than you think you need I've used this product several times over the years on various potholes on my private road. Beats any other product I've tried hands down, can be installed in just about any weather, and lasts a long time. The price is really good too if you use the Ship to Store option. Just know that 50 pounds, because the product is quite heavy, is only good for one small to medium pothole, so you'll probably find that you wished you had order an extra bag or two.
Date published: 2018-03-13
★★★★★ Easy to work with It was more expensive than Sakrete Blacktop Patch but much easier to work with. Worth paying more.
Date published: 2017-11-08
★★★★★ Great product - Does what it's supposed to do! I bought five bags of this to patch some spots on our driveway and - so far - it has held up exactly like they say it will. The real test will be this winter to see how it holds up to freezing and scraping with the snowblower.
Date published: 2017-11-03
★★★★★ Great fix This works great in a driveway filling a dip in the drive that was approximately at its deepest 8 inches. The product has held together at the edges of the patch.
Date published: 2017-11-02
★★★★★ First time user This was so much easier to use than I had ever dreamed! I'm going to order another bag since the hole was much deeper than I had thought.
Date published: 2017-10-05
★★★★★ It really seems to work I'm impressed, packed down hard, could drive on it immediately. Seems to be old school, bad for the environment stuff that works :) Very sticky, yet easy enough to pack into holes. It really appears to be "pavement" like they use on the streets.
Date published: 2017-09-02
★★★★★ works well easy to use and works very well. Of course it doesn't cover as much area as you would wish. 50 lbs is not a big bag!
Date published: 2017-06-12
★★★★★ Great Product My go to for asphalt repairs..... always dependable.
Date published: 2017-06-05
★★★★★ Nice product I installed this about one month ago. The product was very easy to work with and I am happy with the results so far.
Date published: 2016-10-26
★★★★★ It works I purchased this product to fix some holes in my driveway. I did a lot of research and this product is consistently rated very well with people. I applied the cold patch to my driveway and it was very easy to work with and apply. The patch is working as advertised. I will have to re-review this product next year once I see how well it works over time.
Date published: 2016-10-21
★★★★★ So far, so good Rain water keep washing out dirt at end of walkway. I remove the dirt a little lower than bricks and place EZ asphalt directly on dirt and tap down next to bricks. You can't see it this picture but EZ asphalt slopes downbricks to dirt driveway. Waiting for next big rain to see if problem is solved.
Date published: 2016-10-17
★★★★★ Easy to Use and Long-lasting I have used this product several times to patch holes in my driveway. It is very easy to apply and does a great, long-lasting job.
Date published: 2016-10-08
★★★★★ Easy to use I used this product 2 weeks ago. It was easy to use and pack in the pothole. Rather than spend about $25 on a tamper tool, I used a 4x4 wooden block and a heavy hammer, after compacting the product with a shovel. Finally, I put a sheet of plywood over the patch and drove over it several times. The plywood lifted of without pulling up any of the asphalt. Best yet, you can drive on it the same day.
Date published: 2016-10-06
★★★★★ Works as advertised. Takes 2-3 days to settle. Use a tamper
Date published: 2016-08-23
★★★★★ 6 Star Performance-A product that lasts Excellent product for filling driveway potholes. Simple to use. Holes filled over 2 years ago have withstood a few horrible winters.
Date published: 2016-08-18
★★★★★ So simple and easy! I followed the directions--open the bag, pour the Asphalt Cold Patch into your pothole, pack it down, and voila! That's it! Great product!
Date published: 2016-08-18
★★★★★ Easy to use, worked well. I'm a 71 year old female with a bad shoulder. I did this repair myselfsweeping loose debris the pothole and then just dragging the 50 lb. sacks the trunk of my car and dumping them in. Then I drove my car over the patch many times to compact the material. Took 5 sacks of asphalt.
Date published: 2016-08-04
★★★★★ Great Product I first used EZ Street Asphalt about six years ago to fix an indentation in my driveway causeda heavy truck. The patch has lasted all these years through freezing winters, hot summers and heavy use of the driveway. I recently bought another bag to fix a slope in my driveway that was causing ponding. This product is very easy to use. Take it the bag, tamp it and you're done. I love it and would recommend it to anyone. I ordered the product online on a Wednesday and picked it up in my True Value on Friday. Great service.
Date published: 2016-06-29
★★★★★ Works quickly and seems to last I used this for potholes last year. It worked well. It was slightly gooey upon removal and needed to be worked quickly. Once dry, it was solid and strong. I could use the road soon thereafter. It has been in the road now for one year. I will be purchasing more for other projects. Note: I bought a tamper to help flatten it, although it does slide down fairly evenly just upon pouring.
Date published: 2014-09-05
★★★★★ EZ Street is easy to use and it works. I use EZ Street Cold Patch to create a ramp that fills the steep drop between my concrete driveway apron and the street. My driveway apron is very steep and the bottom of my cars would rub against it. For a total of 300 lbs of EZ Street, the ramp looks good. The material is very easy to work with. It sticks well to concrete and it packs easily with some elbow grease. It doesn't come off nor does it stick to tires. If I had an asphalt driveway, I would definitely use this to patch potholes. I first used 3 bags (150 lbs) to fill in an area of 10 ft x 9 inch to about 1" height, gradually sloped on all ends. I packed it with a tamper, sprinkled sand on it and it was ready for use. For the first 2+ weeks, while it was still malleable under heavy weight, I had to avoid turning the car wheels while stationary on it because that would cause the wheels to dig in and deform the top. It would otherwise stay packed and not come off. After about 2.5 weeks, the asphalt became harder. Satisfied that it was the perfect material for the job, I added another layer of 3 bags to make this makeshift ramp taller and wider. This ramp makes going in and the driveway much easier. For years I've been thinking of solution, even considering those expensive rubber driveway ramps (which could get stolen or taken awaycity cleanup crew). I wish I had found EZ Street sooner. The free delivery and the online ordering was easy and the pickup at my neighborhood True Value store is convenient.
Date published: 2013-09-12
★★★★★ This Product works great. This asphalt repair is the best. The repair lasts longer and is stronger than the surrounding existing asphalt, and is very easy to use. I have used this product in the past and that is why I ordered more. Would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2013-07-30

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Do your roads, parking lots and driveways look like this?

Professional road-crew quality and a consumer-friendly format: EZ Street cold asphalt comes in easy-to-handle plastic bags and makes quick work of pothole repair.

Frequently Asked Questions

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One man (or woman) a shovel, perhaps a broom, maybe some gloves, and a hand tamper or other item that will help you obtain compaction (board, etc.)

Possibly. But, as a rule of thumb, EZ Street cold asphalt tends not to stick to clean shovels, clean shoes, etc. But, just exercise caution. Depending on the weather conditions (hotter makes the product more fluid), the liquid component of the EZ Street cold patch will stick more. So, when it doubt, check the shoes at the door.

Generally, our customer consensus is: provided you use a high quality sealer, and wait a minimum of 30 days prior to sealing, you can seal over EZ Street cold patch.

Asphalt comes in 3 colors, black, black, and black. Well, truthfully, asphalt derives its color from the liquid component of the product.

The highest quality ingredients, consistent of a refined gradation of rock and sand, and a proprietary polymer formulation (the secret ingredients).

Hands down (no pun intended), we all use WD40.

We try to do our share with this whole sustainability thing – to the best of our ability. And, while you may find EZ Street cold asphalt in other formats around the world, we generally favor this flexible format because it a) provides the best medium for our product to guaranty shelf life b) it carries well in this format and c) will take the least amount of landfill space up.

Absolutely. In fact, potholes filled with EZ Street cold asphalt that have water in them perform better than one that may have no water, but a lot of dust.

Just try to get as much of the loose debris from the hole – the better you clean it, the better the performance.

We have distribution throughout the country, online and in many retail hardware stores. For a current listing, please check the section of this website Where can I get it?.

Great question, and the answer is “yes”. When filling any pothole or performing a repair of any sort with EZ Street, you’ll want to leave a small “crown” above it – to allow for compaction. How much? That will vary on the size of the hole to begin with, and the amount of secondary compaction (car traffic, etc. received after you patch). The more secondary compaction, the more settling. For a rule of thumb, a quarter inch “crown” seems to work well. The good thing though, is if you do get some additional settlement, you can always come back and put some more right over the top.

A year. But don’t put off the project, ok.

Yes, it will stick to concrete, brick, and a variety of other surfaces.

Not usually, really. The asphalt component of EZ Street cold patch is a viscous liquid, that reacts quite interestingly to changes in temperature. When it’s a scorcher of a summer day out there, and you absolutely want to patch something, and you find that after you use the product, it appears “too loose” you can remedy this by sprinkling a bit of cement dust on the top of the patch.

That’s a good question. In the 12 years we’ve been around, we’ve seen potholes that would house a family of four, with room for a guest house – (aka a lot of bags of EZ Street asphalt patch) to itty bitty tiny “divots” in the pavement that would take only a few ounces So, we’ve provided a simple (EZ) usage chart that will get you pretty close in estimating your project needs.

You can always call us (and our help desk is in the United States) – on our nickel, and we’ll help you to the best of our ability, and, we’ll also be certain to ask you for a testimony, once you’ve used the product, and are happy with it. Call us – we’d love to talk to you. 1-800-734-1476.

Asphalt is one of the most complex hydrocarbons known to man? It is obtained through the refinery of crude oil – and is one of the last products to be processed from a barrel of crude, thus rightly earning its description “from the bottom of the barrel”.

We’ve had reports of EZ Street cold patch being used in Siberia (Russia) where we understand it is always “very” cold.
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