Quote Originally Posted by Loreen View Post
Part of me thinks it is like putting lipstick on a pig...you are just covering up repairs that need to be made. On the other hand, it sure looks good!
This is EXACTLY what vinyl siding is and does, it is a despicable product that actually devalues a home for the very reasons you state. If it were me, I'd figure out why the cracks in the blocks were appearing and resolve this issue first, then have the cracks repaired and then skimcoat the whole thing with stucco, which will be a permanent fix, not "lipstick".

Good luck.