Garage Pulling Away From House: Structural Problem

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David Schofield
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My house is over 125 years old. My kitchen is in the back of the house. To the left of the kitchen, there are 3 steps that lead to a garage. The house and garage is made of brick. The garage was probably added on to the house after the original construction.

My house is on a corner that has a sidewalk and a busy street. The attached garage has severe separation from the house and the back of the garage the bricks are seperating apart. I'm afraid the side of the garage will collapse a cause danger to parked cars or pedestrans. What would you recommend? Do you think insurance will pay for this?

Thanks

Dave Schofield

Wilmington, De.

302-593-9825

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