Plumbing Trap Cabinet Problem
In the picture above, the plumbing trap needed to be cut
into the cabinet base, to make it work. Plumbing problems like this
happened whenever the plumber doesn't get together with the kitchen or
bathroom cabinet contractor.
In new home construction and remodeling projects, I constantly look for problems like these and get them fixed as soon as possible.
You can avoid problems like this while you're building
or remodeling, but what if your home has something like this underneath
your bathroom or kitchen sink.
There's not much you can do about it, except hope that you're never going to have any problem with your sink drain trap that's embedded in foam underneath the cabinet.
Home Repair Tip: If you were ever to have a problem with your plumbing trap or drain, you can always remove the foam insulation. This type of insulation can usually be scraped away with a small screwdriver or chisel.
After you have removed most of the foam, the plumbing waste trap can be easily removed repaired and then you could reapply more foam insulation, to bring it back to its original condition.
Plumbing trap problems like this happen more than you think, but they can be avoided, by hiring competent plumbing contractors and kitchen cabinet companies.
If you notice the water supply shutoff valve isn't that far from the base of the cabinet either. I've seen problems with these also, when they're located in the wrong spots