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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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The work will include a new layer of pavement over the entire section and areas of full reconstruction at the south end of the project, where bentonite under the road is causing frost heaves that damage the pavement.
Some of the speed bumps and frost heaves are pretty historic.
The trials aimed to appraise the steel's strength by replicating stresses on the pipe samples--built to the companies' specifications--from frost heaves and thaw settlements.
Yes, the pavement is cracked and potholed, ruined by years of frost heaves, but it's flat.
with fireweed blooming along the frost heaves and merciless rivers
of a bumpy bus ride due to potholes and frost heaves, to the Crash
Cold temperatures and blown snow had penetrated the porous lava, forming regular, roughly hexagonal cracks almost like frost heaves on asphalt.
Rounding out the pros on the judging panel: Will Voigt, 2007 ABA coach of the year (Vermont Frost Heaves of the ABA); Mike Curtis, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA; and Will Leitch, editor of sports blog Deadspin (http://www.
Protecting footings for houses and other buildings from damage due to frost heaves is typically accomplished by installing the footings below the frost line.
Taking participatory journalism to the next level - he's scraped together $10,000 to buy an American Basketball Association franchise and will act as its owner and general manager - Wolff has laid out his business model in this week's Sports Illustrated in announcing the birth of the Vermont Frost Heaves, which he plans to have ready for the fall of 2006.