The three types of weathering are mechanical weathering, chemical weathering and organic weathering. Weathering refers to the breaking down of rocks by the conditions in their environment. More »

Weathering refers to the process of wearing away, dissolving or breaking down rocks that are found near or at the surface of the Earth. National Geographic notes three types of weathering processes: mechanical, chemical ... More »

Chemical weathering is the process by which a material breaks down into its component elements through the action of a chemical agent. This type of weathering requires precise temperature conditions and the presence of a... More »

The four main types of weathering include freeze-thaw, exfoliation, chemical and biological weathering. Weathering involves the process of rock breaking down into soil via various physical, biological and chemical reacti... More »

Physical weathering, also called mechanical weathering, refers to the process of breaking rocks apart while retaining their chemical composition, according to the American Geosciences Institute. It means that rocks slowl... More »

Mechanical weathering may occur due to thermal fractioning, frost wedging, hydration shattering, exfoliation and abrasion. During mechanical weathering, external forces cause solid rock material to break into smaller sed... More »

Popular soil stabilization methods include soil ramming, use of natural binding agents and incorporation of chemical additives, according to the Industrial Resources Council. Soil ramming involves physically compacting t... More » Science Earth Science Erosion & Weathering