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frost heave

The raising of a soil surface due to the accumulation of ice in the underlying soil.
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Longitudinal" strain refers to forces that can pull and bend the pipe, buckling it or splitting it open, such as slow, gradual bending from frost heaves or thaw settlements.
Eventually, Wolff wants ownership of the Frost Heaves to filter into a community trust, and he plans to take advantage of the local businesses (Ben and Jerry's, for one) on the concessions.
Elsewhere, it was used to keep the subgrade from freezing in the winter to prevent frost heaves.
This geotechnical limit study assumes that the buried portion of TAPS must operate above freezing to prevent the formation of ice lenses in the ground, which could lead to frost heaves and place strain on the pipeline.
EAST BROOKFIELD - There are frost heaves and then there are frost heaves.
Anyone who commutes on Alaska's roads is personally familiar with the bone-jarring frost heaves that tend to pop up out of nowhere in springtime.
While his professionals say the road can't be finished correctly before winter, without problems with frost heaves, it will be patched, and completed in the spring.
The ground in that area is more susceptible to the freeze and thaw phenomenon that results in frost heaves or sink holes, said Nottingham.
Marvin Safford, former Holy Name High and University of Southern California basketball captain who was an assistant basketball coach with the ABA's Vermont Frost Heaves, has been hired as assistant coach with the ABA's Montreal Royals.
Marvin Safford, the former Holy Name and USC basketball star, was all excited when he phoned to say that the Vermont Frost Heaves had won the ABL championship with a 143-95 victory over the Texas Tycoons before a packed house in Barre, Vt.
The first Montpelier practice of the ABA's newest entry, the Vermont Frost Heaves, was about half-over.