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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.
On a local level, Wolff wants to help bring Vermont into the 21st century with the Frost Heaves - the name comes from a common term in the region that describes what happens when the moist ground freezes so fast that it juts up and brings traffic to a crawl.
Frost heaves are most common in poorly drained soil, so first try regrading around the exterior to keep rainwater away from the slab.
Gion said the budget bump would help retain staff and reinstate the roadway sealing work that inhibits frost heaves.
The colder oil temperatures create several issues such as the formation of wax and ice within the pipeline, as well as the potential for movement of the buried segments of the pipeline as the result of frost heaves.
Crushed glass from the windows may find its way into pavement, where it can aid in water filtration and thus avert frost heaves.
People who live in the Southern Gulf States and on the Pacific Coast, where frost rarely penetrates the soil more than an inch or two, don't need to worry about frost heaves.
During the summer of 2009, foundation work was done, but because the steel hadn't arrived, the foundation was covered with heat radiant pipes to stop frost heaves and protect the foundation.
Edges washed down hill and frost heaves pushed posts out of the ground.
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.
EAST BROOKFIELD - There are frost heaves and then there are frost heaves.