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Related to spalling: fretting
The chipping or fracturing with an upward heaving, of rock caused by a compressional wave at a free surface.
The flaking of bricks, concrete, or stone through deterioration, usually as a result of frost, chemical action, or the movement of a building structure.
Fractured edges in and around the joint area of concrete caused by tremendous pressure generated during the expansion and contraction of slabs.