Schematic representation of the principles of frost heave

2016-10-17T13:26:19Z (GMT) by Sylvain Deville
Schematic representation of the principles of frost heave. The water is drawn from an unfrozen reservoir below the frozen soil, and aggregates into a growing ice lens. The uplift of the soil is thus related to the crystals, and not to the volume increase resulting from the water-to-ice transformation.