Was gonna say 5-8k probably. My issues with exterior are a giant deck and a addition that was probably a deck at one point.......and the septic tank is within 20" of the foundation......that's the big thing. I'd have to move thatYou and me both. Fortunately my issues are not dire....The toilet is flushing and the basement is dry.
I called a couple contractor buddies....both are swamped, and the one told me he won't work cheap anymore because there's just too much work to pick and choose from. BUT he hooked me up with an excavator rental. For $900 plus trucking they will deliver me a full size, smaller excavator, for 7 days! My other buddy is an operator and owns a small dump truck, So hoping to fix my septic, add new foundation perimeter drainage all around the exterior of the house, and remove 2 large sets of concrete steps, that have seen better days. Plus a few drainage ditches need to be cleaned up.
I'm hoping I can do the whole job for under 5k, with new steps, etc. and MAYBE have a dry basement ALL the time.