Building Homes or Extensions/Space under home


For some reason my home was built with open space underneath the kitchen and above the foundation. It seems to be completely open the entire size of the kitchen behind where the low deck attaches. Why would this have been left open and will we do any harm if we fill in this huge space with cement? Thank you

Hi Steven, are you talking about a crawl space? Many houses are built with a crawl space underneath  to access plumbing and to ventilate the floor system to keep mold and mildew from forming.  Maybe you can send me a photo and I can see if it is out of the ordinary.

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