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Kansas Asphalt recently added a new milling machine — a Wirtgen 130 CFi — to our fleet. This state-of-the-art mill requires only one person to operate it. The new technology featured on this machine includes a multi-angle camera system, automated grade and slope controls, and work productivity reporting. For our operator’s safety, the Wirtgen has a vacuum system for silica fumes and a better water-control system to suppress dust. Plus, the machine is more fuel-efficient than previous models, adding to its environmental advantages.
Kansas Asphalt crews used the new mill for the first time in May 2019 on a Target parking lot. The crew encountered soft subgrade on the project and, because of the new machine’s smaller size and weight, they were able to efficiently mill the lot without breaking through the existing asphalt. The ability to adapt to the poor subgrade conditions allowed our superintendent to value engineer the lot for a better result.
Milling accounts for approximately 15-20% of Kansas Asphalt’s self-performing operations. By doing our own milling, we are able to profile and grade parking lots to ensure the subsequent paving is more efficient. “A successful milling job makes the paving work so much easier,” said Kansas Asphalt COO Andy Jeffries. “In the end, it saves time and money for our clients.”
While many customers think every lot needs to be milled, that is not the case. Indeed, milling can actually adversely affect the structural integrity of a parking lot. At Kansas Asphalt, we match the type of equipment we use to the type of project. Bigger is not always better. Parking lots, unlike roadways, are designed for light vehicle traffic. So, our smaller, specialized equipment like the Wirtgen 130 provides the best long-term result.
After a concrete lot's total failure, Kansas Asphalt conducted a full assessment and developed a program to replace the surface and sub-grade over two years. The result was a new lot for this busy center, without interruption to business.
"Kansas Asphalt has been one of the best companies that I have used in the Southeast U.S. for remediating lot surfaces – asphalt, concrete and limestone."
Regional Facility Specialist
Little Rock, AR
International Bottling Company
Kansas Asphalt led the way for the construction management of the asphalt and concrete spaces on this busy lot and the business stayed open during the remodel of the lot. Kansas Asphalt worked for both the client and the third-party engineering firm in coordinating the schedule, activites, and great execution.
"This was a complex project, but it was easy working with Kansas Asphalt.”
Large Engineering Firm
Kansas Asphalt installed an asphalt plant on site, and organized a program to pave the 17-acre log deck over three years.
“Kansas Asphalt has been great to work with, consistently adhering to specs and timeframes as well as navigating any problems that we encounter on our projects.”
Vice President of Forestry Services
Large Timber Company
A hospital customer was experiencing continual water intrusion at one of their city campus locations in an area enjoyed by staff and visitors alike. Kansas Asphalt was able to identify and resolve the problem.
"I know when I work with Kansas Asphalt the project will go smoothly."
Head of Real Estate
Large Hospital System
Our capabilities to support parking lots are wide and deep. Whether you need a surface treatment, a full replacement or an expert to help with your project, we have a solution.