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heaving

[′hēv·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
Vertical motion of a ship, as distinguished from pitching.
(petroleum engineering)
Partial or total collapse of drill hole walls resulting from internal pressures mainly due to swelling from hydration or formation gas pressures.
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But the rest of us would live in topsy-turvy neighborhoods if builders didn't design homes to prevent frost heaving in the first place.
Frost heaving doesn't occur automatically whenever the weather turns cold.
However, unless you also provide underground drainage, you'll actually create a catch basin for water around the footing, making the potential for frost heaving even greater.