Does English Ivy Damage A Cinder Block Wall?

Q: Can variegated English ivy do damage to a cinder block wall? My house has a tall concrete block foundation in the back. 

A: I don’t think the ivy will physically damage the cinderblock but it does provide a nice pathway for insects to crawl into the siding of your house. And if you decide you don’t like it after all, the hold-tight tendrils are the very devil to remove from a rough surface.