frost heaving

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Synonyms for frost heaving

upthrust of ground or pavement caused by the freezing of moist soil

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Frost heaving generally is more likely to occur in fine-grained unfrozen soils than in coarse-grained sand or gravel or very-fine-grained soils such as clay.
Penner, "Ground Freezing and Frost Heaving," Canadian Building Digest 26, Division of Building Research, National Research Council of Canada, February 1962.
Frost heaving in alfalfa establishment on soils with different drainage characteristics.
Water should never pond on the surface or next to the driveway where it will seep underneath to weaken the soil or cause frost heaving.
And frost heaving, over time, pushes all buried objects toward the surface, often resulting in costly resetting and necessary pavement repair.
Because these root tips are so delicate and occur mostly in the topsoil and litter layers, they are susceptible to drought, extremes in temperature, and frost heaving, not to mention human activities.
This is the natural shape of the trees they make them from, but the tapered shape also helps keep them seated in the face of frost heaving.
Adding the grain will help reduce damage by minimizing frost heaving during freeze/thaw cycles, but it will mean the cover crop may not be as easy to kill in spring as a peas-only planting.
The actual depth to avoid frost heaving varies based on geographic location.
The expansion and contraction of soil is called frost heaving.
In addition to the foundation system, which helps prevent damage from settling and frost heaving, the five-star energy rated homes are also built with a galvanized steel wall system with EPS foam insulation, and a rigid galvanized steel frame to withstand heavy winds and snow loads.
Frost heaving in a road subbase causes the pavement to lose support during the spring thaw.