I used to work with this customer at my previous job. I would absolutely consider her a “handywoman”. But there have been a few times where she has brought me in to perform work that she may not have the tools or simply the time to complete this work.
When I did the estimate (all estimates are free, by the way) there was water entering the basement at two different locations. Loose downspouts were creating the problem. I needed to the reattach drainage lines to the downspouts and rerun the drainage lines along the house so the walkway wasn’t obstructed. I used a 36″ deep pit as the main drainage point.
On a second trip back to the house I installed 4 new storm windows on the rear of the house. Take a look at what was completed.