Called out to do an engineering evaluation on a 9 year old house with large cracks in the brick veneer over the garage. The cracked area was supported by a 4x4 attached to the wall studs that was flashed with a factory painted aluminum flashing. The 4x4 was strong enough to hold the vertical load but the bond between the mortar was probably compromised due to shrinkage of the studs and the 4x4 over time. There were no lugs or angle iron clips attached to the 4x4 and the brick slid down creating the cracks seen by the owner and the bulge in the back wall. I am bringing this to your attention as an item to check on your inspections.