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Are my ceilings and flooring going to cave in?

It depends what the house is built from & on what, but generally old houses move - what you need to establish is not how far it's moved already, but how fast it's going. Without that information, ...
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Long crack in I joist flange

That looks like typical checking just from the wood aging and drying out. It's down the long axis of the beam vs. across the beam which would indicate a problem. Also that portion of the beam is ...
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How many posts do I need for flat ground level deck

It looks like the posts you show in your drawing are 2' back from each end. That makes your actual span 22'. Using 1 post between these for an 11' span with a "beam" of 3-2 x 10's might work,...
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How many posts do I need for flat ground level deck

The minimum number of posts will depend on very specific requirements. In my area, and I assume many others, the local building department can provide very detailed guidelines. Decks are a big deal ...
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