The Quikrete company manufactures a wide variety of cement products designed to harden in much less time than traditional concrete and cement requires. Quikrete has a multitude of uses around the home, including patching broken areas of a driveway. As the Quikrete product dries, it is malleable, allowing you to perform final molding before it fully cures. After only 10 minutes, the Quikrete hardens completely and the driveway repair is complete.
Put on work gloves and pick up any loose chunks of the driveway and toss them into a bucket for later disposal. Brush the areas to be repaired with a wire brush to loosen any remaining damaged portions. Then sweep away all dust and loose debris with a broom.
Build a wooden frame for any areas, especially corners, that are completely broken off. Do this by laying one 2-inch by 4-inch board along one side of the driveway and placing another board perpendicular to it along the other side. Nail the ends of the boards together using a hammer and 1-inch nails. Push the boards into position and hold them in place with cinder blocks.
Fill a wheel barrow with one part of water for every five parts of Quikrete quick-setting cement. Mix the material up well using a shovel.
Add 3/8-inch diameter gravel or other aggregate to the material, if the remainder of the driveway has aggregate in it. Add the rock material a little at a time, mixing well with the shovel. You may use up to 25 lbs. of rock for every one bag of Quikrete.
Scoop up the Quikrete mixture using a shovel or a trowel, depending on the extent of the repair. Place it onto the broken areas of the driveway or inside the wooden forms. Fill the area completely.
Pack down the material further using a hand trowel and then smooth the surface until it blends in with the surrounding driveway.