Products & Services

Industry Leading Asphalt Services from Bettis Asphalt

Equipment and Technology­­


Mobile Asphalt


Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc. operates three fully portable hot mix asphalt plants along with a complete mobile paving equipment fleet that collectively comprises our Mobile Asphalt Group.  The Mobile Asphalt Group provides Bettis the resources to mobilize, produce and perform asphalt services within a wide market area for our customers.



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Hot In-place Recycling (HIR)





Our services include:


  • Coldmilling
  • Asphalt Patching
  • Asphalt Paving
  • Hot-in-Place Recycling
  • Hot-Mix Asphalt Production
  • Road Surface Treatments
  • Pavement Profiling
  • Site Development / Grading / Excavation
  • Utility Construction
  • Concrete Pavement Construction & Repair
  • Bridge Construction, Repair & Maintenance
  • High Friction Surface Treatments
  • Polymer Overlays & Repairs







Our products include:

  • FAA mixes
  • Super Pave mixes
  • Marshall Mixes
  • APWA
  • KDOT Mixes
  • MODOT Mixes
  • Local City/County Mixes


This calculator estimates the asphalt/hot mix tonnage required for a job. This estimate is based on a density for the mix of 150 lbs per cubic foot. Be aware that densities will vary somewhat between different mixes. Javascript must be enabled in your browser to use the calculator.


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Hot Mix Ton(s) Required

HIR Technology & Recycling

The Bettis HIR milling process corrects ruts and disrupts transverse and longitudinal cracks in the top 2” of existing pavement. Repairing damage caused from traffic loading, weather intrusion and oxidation without the need to mobilize hot mix plants or aggregate stockpiles.

The ability to recycle in-place reduces costs associated with purchasing and delivery of raw materials.
Because HIR is nearly 100% recycled in place the overall environmental and infrastructure (county roads and bridges) impact is minimized.

Asphalt Rejuvenating Agent (ARA) is an emulsion with a chemistry that separates and coats the asphaltenes in the existing HMA pavement revitalizing the AC’s character for use in the HIR pavement. The Bettis temperature controlled ARA emulsion system is managed by an interface that constantly monitors ground speed and application rate to deliver a consistent and accurate supply of ARA.


Construction Economics­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


HMA vs. HIR Tons per day comparison MHA: 2600-3000 vs. HIR 1786 - 2857
HMA vs. HIR Miles Paved Per Day Comparison-HMA: 3.6 -4.2  vs. HIR 2.5 - 4.0
HMA vs. HIR Haul Loads Comparison-HMA 216-250 vs. HIR 16 (see notes 2&3)
HMA vs. HIR RAP Loads (round trip) comparison-HMA: 216-250 vs. HIR: 0
HMA vs. HIR Equivalent Car Loads Comparison-HMA: ~2,500,000 vs. HIR<80,000 (see notes 3 &4)
HMA vs. HIR Cost Difference Comparison-HMA: +25% - 30% vs. HIR: Over HIR
Chart Title: Daily Production Example (See note 1)


Local Economy & Environment


The HIR process notably lessens load stresses to city and county infrastructure (roads & bridges).

The HIR process significantly reduces the accumulated damage to local roads and bridges typically experienced during aggregate hauling and stockpiling to HMA plant sites and mobilization of HMA hauled to standard overlay projects.

A published GAO Study4 calculates that one fully loaded haul truck transfers as much load to existing infrastructure as 9,600 cars. Advances in asphalt technology in recent years may have lowered this value to around 5000:1. The “Daily Production Example” table calculates the pavement loading caused by haul trucks between HIR and HMA. The accumulated damage caused by hauling materials could be the deciding influence where future transportation dollars are spent.


Hotels / Restaurants / Entertainment / Grocery

HIR crews typically set up temporary residence in the area of the highway project. It is estimated a paving crew may add upwards of $13,000 per week to the local economy.


Farm Utilities – Propane / Dyed and Clear Diesel / Mechanic Services

The HIR machines generate heat through clean burning propane, and when services are available for propane, fuels and mechanical needs they are typically purchased from local suppliers.




Shingle Processing Facility


At our South Topeka Shingle Processing Facility, we accept metal, steel, wood shake shingles, contaminated loads, C&D roofing waste, and construction site debris.

  • Dump Fees
  • Asphalt Shingles:   $100 / load
  • Wood shake shingles, contaminated loads, construction trash:   $55 / ton

We will endeavor to assist customer with “pulling off” loads of shingles; however, there will be times that limited manpower and equipment resources will be available.


Recycled Aggregate Materials Available

  • Crushed or milled concrete (1½” minus) $11.50 / ton
  • Crushed or milled asphalt (1½” minus) $13.00 / ton


Business Hours and Location

Monday through Friday - 7:30am to 5:30pm

8424 SW Topeka Blvd.
Wakarusa, Kansas 66546


Contact for the Shingle Processing Facility

South Topeka Site Contact: John Simms  (785) 969-3337

General Office

Contact (785) 235-8444


Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc. reserves the right to inspect all incoming loads for acceptability and maintains the right to reject any and all loads.


Bettis Asphalt crew and equipment on a highway project

Bettis Asphalt & Construction, Inc. complies with all Federal, FAA, State, County, and Municipal specifications when producing its hot-mix asphalt material. Certified and approved testing labs are fully equipped to test and assure the superiority of the asphalt mix leaving the gate.


  • Federal, FAA, State, City/County, ASTM and Corp. of Engineers approved
  • Certified and approved testing labs
  • Super Pave mixes
  • Marshall mixes

Quality Control


Bettis Asphalt onsite office photo
A rehabilitation project is one where Bettis first uses a Milling machine to remove a set depth of existing roadway and then places an set depth of new asphalt on to the milled surface.  The machinery in the picture is a Material Transfer machine and a Asphalt Paver.