My wife and I purchase our house a little over a year ago. The house was built in 1925 and from what we can tell it looks like the original front stoop is still in place. The stoop is made entirely of brick and it looks like there were attempts at repairing the steps that did not help. We have noticed that we are getting water leaking through the basement wall just below the steps and their are weeds growing out of some of the cracks. We want to replace the stoop but don't what the best and most economical way to do it is. We were thinking of removing the top layer of bricks and replacing with limestone and cement. Please let us know what you think and what our best options are.