I see how large trees and weeds that are capable of splitting concrete, and realized that I have no idea what this phenomenon is officially called. Google was no help, suggesting root pressure, but that's an interior force for water and sugar transport, not what I was looking for. Is there a name for the act of plants growing through things like concrete and rocks on their own, independent of weathering?
Turgor pressure is the force within the cell that pushes the plasma membrane against the cell wall.
It is also called hydrostatic pressure, the pressure measured by in fluid when at equilibrium.
It's term taught in biology class in school for plants that sag.
I saw a mushroom that had come through a new pavement once. it was cool.
pascal is the atmosphere at sea level: