Frost heave results from ice forming beneath the surface of soil during freezing conditions in the atmosphere.
Such soil is referred to as "frost heave susceptible.
Unfortunately, upward frost heave can be a concern if the ground freezes against the foundation.
With many rubble foundations, we dodge the adfreezing bullet and lateral frost heave forces because the rubble foundation wall is a pretty good drainage medium (Figure 9).
When only a few stones--about 100 per square meter--were scattered across the pair's cybertundra, frost heave
shaped them into small heaps.
This may seem like a pain if you're adding a deck or front porch, but porch floors can heave up under doors, and tilting decks can pull house walls outward.
Soils that contain coarse particles of gravel and sand drain well and won't usually heave, because they don't collect and hold enough water to form frost lenses.
The new equations apply to any pure, frozen substance and thus appear to rule out the notion that frost heave
results from water's unusual habit of expanding as it freezes, Dash says.
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.
As with the human counterpart diseases, the airways of horses afflicted with heaves
become clogged with mucus or damaged by scars, and inadequate blood oxygenation depletes them of their energy.