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Winter Construction Projects – How To Navigate Wisconsin’s Frozen Tundra

The cold of Wisconsin and its effect on winter construction projects

Wisconsin winters are both breathtakingly beautiful and bitterly cold, but for construction professionals, they pose unique challenges. Operating heavy machinery and conducting construction projects in freezing temperatures and snow-covered job sites requires specialized equipment and strategies to ensure that projects remain on schedule and on budget.

In this article, we’ll explore the essential equipment and supplies available at Badger Contractors Rental and Supply, which can help construction professionals overcome the winter construction hurdles in Wisconsin. With locations in Madison and Janesville, a large product inventory, and proper equipment storage, we are here to serve.

How Badger can help you tackle your construction project this winter

We have an extensive line of rental and sales equipment at Badger to help. Below is a list of products that have helped many people in our Madison and Janesville markets. If you have any specific questions about a product, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (608) 257-2349 or email us.

Rental Equipment for Winter Construction

Forced Air Heaters:

When the temperatures drop, and the job site becomes a frigid environment, forced air heaters become essential tools. These heaters efficiently and consistently provide warmth, ensuring your workspace remains comfortable, regardless of how chilly it gets. Forced air heaters are ideal for various applications, from concrete curing to paint drying, allowing you to maintain productivity during winter.

LB White Kerosene Heaters

LP Powered Concrete Buggies:

Transporting materials in snowy and icy conditions can be a daunting task. LP-powered concrete buggies solve this problem, making material handling a breeze even in challenging terrains. Whether you’re working on a construction site or a renovation project, these versatile machines are designed to move heavy loads efficiently, ensuring that your project stays on track.

Propane Power Buggy

Battery-Powered Cut-Off Saw:

Traditional cut-off saws, especially in winter, can be cumbersome due to their cords and emissions. Battery-powered cut-off saws offer a cleaner and more efficient solution for cutting concrete, masonry, and metal. These products are perfect for indoor and outdoor winter tasks, providing portability and reduced maintenance.

Husqvarna, Self-propelled early entry saw. 1.125in.-2.75in. cut., Blade Diameter 12 in, Power Type Gasoline, Model# SOFF CUT 4000 w/VAC PORT

Floor Grinders (Floor Prep):

Floor preparation is often a significant part of winter construction projects. Floor grinders are the go-to products for leveling, smoothing, and grinding concrete surfaces, ensuring that your floors are ready for the next phase of your project. Their versatility and efficiency are essential in cold-weather environments.

Electric Scarifier:

Electric scarifiers are indispensable in winter construction for efficiently removing coatings, corrosion, or roughening concrete surfaces. These machines are designed to prepare surfaces by providing a clean canvas for coatings or overlays, which is essential for achieving the best results in your project.

Edco Scarifier

Shot Blaster w/ Vac:

Surface preparation is a vital step in winter construction, particularly when it comes to removing contaminants and creating an ideal substrate for coatings or overlays. Shot blasters with integrated vacuums are the perfect solution for these tasks, ensuring the durability and longevity of your winter project.

Shot Blaster with Vacuum

For any of these rental items, we encourage you to visit our rentals page at and put in a request. We are known for our customer service at Badger, and a friendly representative is here to help you.

Sales Items for Winter Construction Projects

Concrete Blankets:

Freshly poured concrete is especially vulnerable to freezing temperatures. Concrete blankets are designed to protect and insulate the curing concrete, preventing frost damage and ensuring the structural integrity of your winter projects.

Battery Powered Tools:

Battery-powered tools offer the versatility and freedom to work efficiently in any winter environment. Whether you need cordless drills, saws, or other power tools, these items provide the convenience of cordless operation, allowing you to focus on the task at hand without constraints.

Epoxy Supplies:

Epoxy applications are common in construction, especially for coatings and adhesives. Badger Contractors Rental and Supply offer a wide selection of epoxy supplies to meet your bonding and finishing requirements with quality and precision, even in winter conditions.

Pressure Washer:

Maintaining cleanliness on your construction site is crucial, especially during winter when dirt and grime accumulate. A pressure washer is essential to keep your equipment and work areas clean. It helps prevent corrosion and ensures a safe and organized job site.

Air Compressor:

An air compressor is a versatile piece of equipment vital for winter construction. It can power a wide range of tools, such as nail guns, impact wrenches, and paint sprayers, making your winter projects more efficient and convenient. We have the air compressor for rent or sale at Badger.

mi t m air compressor

If you’re interested in purchasing any of these items, we invite you to visit our sales page at and submit a request. At Badger, our commitment to exceptional customer service is well-known, and our dedicated representatives are ready to assist you with a smile.

Success in winter construction projects with Badger Contractors Rental and Supply

Navigating the cold Wisconsin winter construction challenges is possible with the right equipment and supplies. Badger Contractors Rental and Supply understands the unique demands of winter construction in Wisconsin and offers a comprehensive range of rental equipment and sales items to ensure your projects run smoothly, efficiently, and safely, even in the coldest months.

Whether you need forced air heaters to keep your crew warm, concrete buggies to handle materials in challenging conditions, or epoxy supplies to ensure proper bonding and finishing, Badger Contractors Rental and Supply has you covered. Don’t let winter slow you down; equip yourself with the necessary tools and supplies to overcome the challenges and succeed in your winter construction projects.


Our extensive inventory and product storage space at Badger is designed to meet your specific needs. Equip your team with the tools and resources necessary to make your winter construction projects a success. Contact Badger Contractors Rental and Supply to explore how our products and services can enhance your winter construction endeavors, ensuring that your projects stay on track, no matter how cold. Request a quote today and see the difference in our level of service.