frost heave


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frost heave

n.
A section of ground or pavement that has been pushed up by the freezing of water in the soil. Also called regionally frost boil.

frost heave

n
(Physical Geography) the upthrust and cracking of a ground surface through the freezing and expansion of water underneath. Also called: frost heaving

frost′ heave`


n.
an uplift in soil caused by the freezing of internal moisture.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.frost heave - upthrust of ground or pavement caused by the freezing of moist soil
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
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When we bury the fat end of a post down, the frost heave pressure will push the post further into the ground.
Frost heave, we thought, the result of a hard winter and a spring thaw.
Frost heave and thaw collapse of frozen soil sub-grade in cold regions have long been plaguing the stability and the normal operation of line projects.
When that water freezes, it expands, causing what's known as a frost heave.
These aggregates are becoming more common in road and bridge construction because they are easy to place, require simple testing for quality assurance, and have the advantages of very low fine particle content, lighter unit weight, free-draining characteristics, and low potential for frost heave.
Some of these include frost heave, loads on pipeline components due to snow and ice accumulation, thermal stresses due to extreme cold temperatures, and confined expansion of freezing water within components.
The angled final position of an Edgetite spike resists frost heave while adding strength and longevity to a hardscape installation.
Sidewalk slabs will sometimes move due to settlement, tree roots and/or frost heave, creating differences in elevation.
A sampling of specific topics: microstructure and mechanical behavior of a saturated compacted scaly clay, a methodology for reconstituting weakly cemented sandstones, the performance of prefabricated vertical drain preloading with tand without vacuum and heat, and the laboratory frost heave testing procedure, to name just a few.
Key point--heated basements never, ever, experience inward frost heave, if they are warmer than the ground.
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