I'm remodeling a bathroom in a Houston, TX house that was built in 1969. After removing the cabinets on each side, I found that the concrete floor is approximately 2 inches lower where the cabinets were. Why would they do that and can I just fill it in with concrete?

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  • Any pictures (just because I haven't seen that before)? What are your plans for that space - more cabinets? – JPhi1618 Feb 5 at 16:23
  • I'm planning more cabinets on most of it and tile on a small part of it. I'll take pics today. – Mike Shuman Feb 5 at 16:48
  • Is the plumbing exceptionally low on the wall? I agree filling with concrete seems like the best move, just trying to figure out why that would have been done in the first place. – JPhi1618 Feb 5 at 16:51
  • If you can post a link to the pics, someone with more reputation can add them to the question (me). – JPhi1618 Feb 5 at 19:15
  • That link doesn't seem to work, but it looks like anyone, even new users can upload images. – JPhi1618 Feb 5 at 19:23

I ran into this one time where some self leveling concrete was added to a poorly poured floor after the cabinets were installed. You'll probably never really know why unless you contact the previous owners or even the ones before them. You would probably be better off just filling in the space with concrete because any water leaks or spills will just sit in there until they evaporate, causing mold and mildew.

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  • Thank you, that sounds about right. Very puzzling though. – Mike Shuman Feb 5 at 19:09

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