Frozen Ground Thawing – Tricks & Tips.  Prior to winter trenching, utility line excavation, or construction digging, proper ground thawing procedures much be employed.  Work stoppage is a common problem in cold climates and finding solutions to melt the nasty white stuff (and frozen ground) can often times completely shut down an operation for the entire winter season.

Thanks to new innovative solutions making their way to the marketplace, workforce crews can stay productive even in temperatures below -40°F.  We review some of the best products here and invite you to send us your input and experience with these and other ground thawing products.

IBC Tote Heaters

Toll Free (866) 805-HEAT
The Ground Thaw SuperStore


* Very Portable

* Thaw Ground in 24-48 Hrs.

* Uniform Heat (no cold spots)

* Green / Cost Efficient

* Heats Faster than Glycol

* Traps the Heat

* #1 Customer Rated

*  Get On & Off the Job Faster!

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Other options for concrete curing & Ground Thawing

CureMAX Concrete Curing Blankets

frozen ground thawing

Cold weather got you stuck? We can help.  Visit us online at for a complete review of all our ground heating and concrete curing products.  Call 866-805-4328 for quantity discounts and reseller pricing on the largest inventory of ground thawing heaters anywhere.

Why RapidTHAW Frozen Ground Thawing Blankets?

  • Highest watt density (averaging 14 to 18 watts per square foot)
  • Thaw frozen pipes up to 8 feet deep when needed
  • Thaw snow, frost, ice, and sleet prior to trenching, digging and pouring concrete
  • Also doubles as a concrete curing blanket for cold weather applications
  • Now you can keep crews working and jobs on schedule all winter long

Here’s what RapidThaw customers are saying:

You’ll be pleased to hear that the 4.5’ X 30’ thermal blanket worked for our application!  The blanket was in place for just under seven days.  I have attached photos and weather data for the specific time period.

We “insulated” the blanket using a heavy duty tarp folded once to provide additional insulation.  Frost depths in the area were in the five to six foot range – unprecedented.  We are digging another site and I can get actual frost depth info and provide.

Of course, one must ask was it the blanket or natural thawing?  We are convinced it was the blanket since:

A.     Other services are still frozen in the immediate vicinity.

B.     It certainly hasn’t been warm enough for a natural thaw!

Thank you for your prompt delivery and helping restore water service to our customers!  We are believers!

Director of Water Resources
Beloit, WI