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Plymouth, MN 55447

Frost Heaves

Specialized Drainage Solutions for Frost Heaves

Ground water doesn't have to reach the surface to become a problem. When freezing temperatures penetrate the soil and convert the moisture to ice, they create masses known as "ice lenses." Additional subsurface water then travels toward the frozen area. The accumulating ice and growing lenses force the surrounding soil and rock upward, creating frost heaves.

As the shifting soil impacts the ground itself as well as anything in it or on the surface, frost heaves can cause a variety of problems:

  • Cracked/broken pavement: driveways, sidewalks, walkways, & concrete aprons/slabs
  • Slanted/sloping sidewalks & aprons/slabs around home's perimeter
  • Structural damage to home due to upward footing movement
  • Bowed & cracked foundation walls, potentially leading to wet basements
  • Humped, uneven basement floors
  • Uneven footing of decks, patios, & stoops
  • Cracked, humped, or uneven garage floors
  • Uprooted plants & small shrubs
  • Bumps/mounds in lawn

Frost heave damage typically occurs during spring and fall due to more severely fluctuating temperatures. And with Minnesota's brutally cold winters and unpredictable weather patterns, our ground is more susceptible to heaving. If you experience any of these problems, don't wait and let the damage get worse - protect your property with a professional frost heave solution from Diversified Drainage.

Learn more about our drainage solutions for frost heaves below and contact us today to schedule service.

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