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