Yes, please let me know the engineer's name - thanks for the info!
Though I may furthering sexist stereotypes, I've left the foundation issue to DH to deal with. He has had SIX different contracters come out to see it. We live in Wells Branch - and what's crazy is that BOTH of our next door neighbors and the house across the street have had the exact same issue in the past 3 months - one of them is in the middle of correcting it right now. Very weird. Makes you wonder if it is the builder...
When we bought the house in March/April, we of course had an inspection, and our realtor has actually been very helpful. She brought the man who did the (passing) inspection out to see all the cracks and issues today and is offering to pay for the cosmetic part (just the patching of the walls and repainting) of the process.
People have been saying that the overly dry summer may have added to the ground shifting, but obviously something crazy happened on our street.
Our lowest estimate was $4k. Ugh. Such a pain, and such a big, unexpected expense.