Patching up very small holes in tarmac drive?

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  1. Rollerball

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    Spent some time today brushing my very muddy drive (muddy water often runs off the road into it) and noticed 3 or 4 small holes starting to form (no doubt due to freezing water in winter - yes, it's really been that long since I brushed the drive). They are only a maximum of 2 or so inches long, often smaller, and maybe half an inch deep but I'd like to stop them getting any larger. What is the best way to easily patch them up?
     
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    As per mottie - use cold applied bagged Mac. You may want to warm it this time of the year before you open the bag. Seal it in a larger clean bag and keep it by a radiator over night.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. :)
     
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    Another vote from me for that (I got it from wickes).
    In addition to heating it, I heated the ground slightly with a gas torch.
    Then hit it in and compacted it with a hammer and a flat bit of wood.
     
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    Yes I was surprised how well that stuff works. Put mine in the bath for a while, crumble it up a bit so you can work it in all nooks and crannies and then just whacked in flat with a mallet. Obviously the colour might be a bit darker, but its cheaper than a new drive !
     
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