What is ice wedging cause by?

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When water freezes, it expands. This can cause rocks to crack or break, then the water thaws to create a visible gap in the rock. This is ice wedging.

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Water expands as it solidifies, so the ice exerts considerable pressure on the walls of the cavity that it fills.

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