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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.
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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
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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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It can spot speed bumps, frost heaves and other height deviations between 2 and 8 inches high to prepare the suspension and make driving over them as comfortable as possible.
If water from ice, snow or rain seeps into the unsealed driveway or pathway, it can lead to puddles beneath the surface, eventually causing frost heaves and cracks.
When that water freezes, it expands, causing what's known as a frost heave. Frost heaves are responsible for large cracks, as well as potholes in your driveway, making just getting home a bumpy adventure.
The IntelliGrip would be able to sense road conditions (presumably potholes, frost heaves, and excess gravel in corners that would be a hassle for cars and a safety threat to motorcycles) and weather conditions.
Driving portions of the road was like navigating a roller-coaster riddled with frost heaves, potholes, and cracks.
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.
This allows the corner post to rise out of its hole during frost heaves without tearing apart the whole corner setup.
Moreover, a frost blanket course drains pavement structure and evenly distributes loads on the subgrade surface, also protects pavement structure from the frost heaves. A frost blanket course is laid from coarse-grained materials (sand, gravel, sand and gravel mixtures, gravel and sand mixtures) the use of which represents the highest amounts in Lithuania (Skrinskas et al.
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