Brick Steps Pulling Away from Wall and Sloping
We have a brick stoop with two steps leading up to the front door of our house. The stoop has started to pull away from the house and there is now a 1-inch to 1.5-inch gap from the brick to the house. Also, the right side of the stoop is sloping down. I think this is caused by the foundation settling. We have consulted two brick masons and one said the entire stoop needs to be rebuilt at a cost of $4000+. The other said he could use a hydraulic lift to level the stoop, push it back against the house, and shore it up with concrete underneath for $550! It would be great if that would take care of the problem, as we are preparing the house for sale. Is the hydraulic lift a reasonable fix for this problem? Thanks for any advice!