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Do Worms Live Under Paved Streets and Sidewalks?

A reader asked us an interesting question the other day: “do worms move underneath paved streets and sidewalks?” Worms are fairly ubiquitous in soil, and since there is often soil underneath concrete and asphalt, perhaps it is the case that there are worms living beneath the foundation of cities. Below we explore this question a bit, offering some speculation based on other things we know about worms.