frost heaving

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Noun1.frost heaving - 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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Frost heaving, the resulting potholes, and the stones pushed to the surface all need to be dealt with.
Experimental study on thawing subsidence characters of permafrost under frost heaving and thawing circulation, Chinese Journal of Geotechnical Engineering ,28(io),1213-1217.
Mulch will also protect against frost heaving and smother weeds, which is important--garlic despises weed competition.
In particular, its tests examined how insulating the pipe or placing non-frost-susceptible soil under the pipe could deter frost heaving.
Infrastructure frost side positioning objects, produced in a continuous structure of knowledge-based analysis of the causes frost heaving, renovation projects, programming and operation of mutual priority.
In the study, the critical issues associated with declining pipeline throughput are: frost heaving of belowground pipeline sections; water settlement in the TAPS stream; ice formation in the pipeline, deposition of wax the interior pipeline wall; and the possibility of high viscosity oils delivered to TAPS in the future.
Frost heaving is due to the growth of ice crystals not due to a change in the volume of frozen water.
Finally, to protect young trees from frost heaving, wait until the ground freezes, then lay mulch around the trees to keep the soil frozen.
Controlling water in its various roles can reduce the impact of such landscape problems as drought, frost heaving, erosion, settling, and ponding.
1978) reported that alfalfa seedlings had greater winter losses from frost heaving on poorly drained soil than moderately and well-drained, light-textured soil.