Badger Corrugating Precast Firewall Panels

  • Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Contractor: Wieser Brothers General Contractor
  • Size: 12″ thick precast panels, 119′-4″ long, between 22′-6″ and 27′-6″ tall
  • Purpose: To provide a firewall between an existing building and a warehouse addition.

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About this Project

With a warehouse addition incoming, Badger Corrugating Company chose Wieser Brothers to lead the project. Badger Corrugating is a building materials supply company, founded in 1903 and based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Gary K. Munkelt & Associates designed a firewall to meet a 3-hour fire rating, which will separate the existing building and new warehouse addition.

Wieser Concrete also used fire-rated caulk and backing to meet the proper rating. At 119′-4″ in total length, the firewall slopes from 27′-6″ tall down to 22′-6″ tall. The panels consist of 12″ thick insulated precast concrete and include a custom cut-out for an 18′ x 10′ overhead door. Installation was completed in just two days from start to finish. Badger Corrugating will use the new space for prefinished lumber and raw lumber storage.