Not actually "MY" face, but the face of many of the blocks on my 1940 home. Many of the above grade blocks on the entire perimeter of the home have large portions that are breaking away. The basement interior was finished prior to my purchasing and I don't know how the walls were finished. Last year I attempted a repair on two sides by; 1) Removing all broken pieces. 2) Using a variety of stiff wire brushes and a 1/2 heavy duty drill motor scrubbed down the affected areas. 3) Wet the block and let it soak in, removed puddled water. 4) Filled and finished using Quikrete Fast-set Repair Mortar. 5) Waited 14 days and painted using an exterior grade water base paint. The issue is this spring I already see repair areas breaking away, pealing etc.