French/storm drains are putting me in the poor house. Thoughts on
So my old farmhouse has water leaking in when it rains from about 3 sides. It's mostly due to sinking sidewalks. I have the downspouts going a few feet from the house. It's not crazy flooding, just decent sized puddles. The basement also feels damp and wet. So I got a quote from an excavator that I trust for an honest opinion. We spent 3 hrs going through my to-do wishlist. The price he came back was 3x what I expected. Now I'm having second thoughts even though I know it needs to be done.
What do you guys think? Is this reasonable? I know I need to do the gas since the oil furnace needs to go.
-Mark utilities, avoid trees, grapevine, etc.
-Remove and dispose of sinking sidewalks around the house.
-French and storm drains around 80% of the house (except by garage). Not interconnected.
-Two gravel pit areas. One in the front, one in the back.
-Waterproof and insulate foundation (sandstone in some places).
-Trench gas and water lines.
-Remove oil furnace.
-Trench and install water, electric, sewer, gas to shed.
-Gravel drain pit around shed.
-Remove concrete sinking cement walk ways throughout the yard.
-Heating ducts to addition (4ft of cinder block).
-2 water hydrants outside
-Grind 3 tree stumps
This includes everything except basement window surrounds and electrical work (new 200-amp box, running 100amp wire to shed, hooking up my old box in the shed, and 4 outlets outside).
Total damage: ~$30k
Originally I thought the house was built between 40-50's, but according to him it's more like 1890's. It has sandstone foundation in certain areas, but several additions are cinder block.