of all the dumb things I've done in my life, didn't see this one coming.
feel free to point me to a masonry forum but for now you guys are the best I got
here's the scoop
Doing a new stoop. plan is to rip off the brick veneer, determine if the footings good, If not, pour a new one and brick it back up with bluestone treads and a new rail
heres the progression
I jammed a breaker bar down in the crack and pried the sides off in a big slab. noticed the concrete block on top two courses are loose. no biggie, gotta re-lay those.