Hi. I recently purchased my first house in south philly after having rented houses in the city for many years. i bought this house as is and have been doing a lot of sprucing up on my own. the front facade of my hosue is the original facade and i believe it dates to about 1875-1880. it has bowed out from the side walls at about the height of the first floor ceiling. The neighbors house to my right is bowing out too in the same place although that house is sort of abandoned. i had a few masons out here to look at the place and two said i could starbolt and repoint and the other said that the water damage is partially coming from my neighbors house. i can see water dripping down the large four inch crack in the corner of my living room when it rains very heavily.. i don't think starbolting is the best option. can anyone tell me how the new facade construction works? i've seen it done in the neighborhood and sometimes they use cinderblock with a single course of brick up the front, and i've also seen them build an interior wall out of wood studs and plywood and then brick up the front of that. does anyone have any experience with this? which is a better/cheaper way to fix this front. any thoughts or experience welcomed and appreciated!