Yes. Industrial heating blankets can be used for various purposes. Many industries utilize electric heating blankets for different purposes and solutions.
When working under a time constraint and having hard, dense soil, it can be cumbersome trying to dig and make any sort of progress. By adding an industrial heating blanket to the surface of the frozen soil, it slowly, but surely, begins to thaw and soften the ground beneath it. The longer you let this process continue, the more drastic the results and the ground will become more workable.