06:33AM | 02/19/04
Member Since: 02/18/04
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Recently my fiance and I bought a house, (Oct '03 we moved in) the house is a 25 year old raised ranch. the foundation is a block foundation. We purchased it from the only/orginal owners. About one month ago we noticed "signs" of some things not working correctly, doors would stick, counter tops lifting. We thought this was normal until we noticed cracks in one of the bedrooms-from ceiling to floor. We also noticed "stair -stepping" cracks in our brick work over our wood buring stove. There is about 1 1/2 inch lip when our drive and garage meets. Tons more areas to explain. We had a contractor in, and he is stumped--never seen anything like it. We also had a structural Engineer in, and he was very quiet, but did not think the frost would effect the entire perimiter of the house. Keep in mind our insurance co. sent the S.E. over. First what could the be cause from, can it be fixed, and why was the S.E. so quiet & puzzeled? I am sure he has to have a decent idea of what's going on!? help!
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