We just heard from a reader who is experiencing quite the scenario at his new house. He said it has been raining heavily lately, and he has begun noticing earthworms coming out of the carpet. At first he only saw one and took it outside, but more and more have been appearing each day on the carpet. Finally, he informed us that this part of his house is built on slab. He wonders what is going on.
If a house is built on slab, it means that the house is built on a large concrete slab. This is a well-known building technique, but there are advantages and disadvantages. For example, water and moisture can rise through any cracks in the slab after rain. This might be where the worms are coming from. Here are the photos he sent us:
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Earthworms typically live underground in moist soil, but often evacuate the soil after heavy rains. We speculate that the earthworms our reader is discovering are being pushed through a potential crack in the foundation with rainwater after the storms. However, we aren’t sure how these worms are making their way up through the carpet.
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We think it would be wise for our reader to contact a technician to have a look at his housing foundation and perhaps repair any damages or cracks. We also invite any readers to comment on this article if they have experienced similar circumstances and can offer helpful advice.
To end, a reader wrote to us in some distress after noticing earthworms coming from his carpet after heavy rain. We recommend he contact a professional to check his foundation for damages.