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Posted: December 28, 2013 at 3:48 a.m.

I have a 22-year-old, one-story, slab house with brick veneer. There are no significant cracks in the concrete floors (I’ve pulled up all the carpets over the past year) other than some hairline cracks. However, we have acquired significant brick/ mortar cracks outside with ½ to 1½ inches of separation of old window caulking (can see behind the brick!), separation of fascia boards, cracking of the exterior door in the same area which I can’t open without major grunting, and the problem is worsening as I write. It all started about two years ago. We’ve been in the home six years. To whom do we turn, to ask, to fix, etc.? Help!

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