Sealcoating Innovation: What’s New in Asphalt Protection?

Keeping your St. Louis parking lot or driveway in pristine condition is crucial for both aesthetics and functionality. Sealcoating remains a vital aspect of asphalt maintenance, but the industry is constantly evolving. Let’s explore some exciting advancements in sealcoating technology that can benefit your property.

Next-Gen Sealants

Traditional sealants offered excellent protection, but innovation has led to the development of even more effective formulas.

Self-healing sealants: Imagine a driveway that repairs minor cracks on its own! These innovative sealants contain microscopic capsules filled with healing agents. When a crack appears, the capsules break open, releasing the agent to fill the gap and prevent further damage.

Bio-based sealants: Sustainability is a growing concern, and the sealcoating industry is responding. Bio-based sealants utilize renewable resources like vegetable oils, offering a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional petroleum-based products without compromising performance.

Enhanced Application Methods

Gone are the days of solely manual application. Technology is streamlining the sealcoating process for improved efficiency and accuracy.

Automated spray systems: These high-tech systems ensure uniform application, eliminating inconsistencies and potential missed spots. This translates to a longer-lasting, more aesthetically pleasing sealcoat.


Infrared preheating: For optimal results, the asphalt surface needs to be at the right temperature before applying the sealant. Infrared preheating technology precisely warms the asphalt, ensuring proper adhesion and maximizing the lifespan of the sealcoat.

Advanced Equipment Innovations

The equipment used for sealcoating is also getting smarter and more efficient.

Dual application machines: These innovative machines can simultaneously apply both crack filler and sealcoat in one pass, significantly reducing project completion time and labor costs.

Automated edge trimmers: Maintaining clean lines around curbs and edges is crucial for a professional finish. Automated edge trimmers eliminate the need for manual edging, saving time and ensuring a crisp, clean aesthetic.

Next Level Striping stays at the forefront of the sealcoating industry, committed to providing the latest advancements for your property. Contact us today for a free consultation!