Frost-heave uplift forces on foundations

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Subjectfoundations; frost heaving; displacement (movement); footings; Basements and foundations; fondation (ouvrage); foisonnement par le gel; translation; semelle de fondation
AbstractFoundations in frost-susceptible soils may be subjected to uplift forces and movements in two ways. When freezing occurs below the foundation footing ice lens growth results in the development of uplift forces which, in turn, cause structural displacements. Uplift forces may also develop when frost-susceptible soils are in contact with foundation walls or footing columns during freezing.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number14591
NPARC number20373959
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