Today just inspect a house. The front porch looks like sagging, but not sure. I also checked the sides and back of the house, and looks ok to me (not sagging). Is it just the porch sagging, not the house?
For now, there is not evidence of water damage in basement. But I can foresee that it may have a leaking basement because the water/rain will follow the porch and accumulate to the edge of exterior siding. The homeowner had patched the edge.
How should I write it up and how to repair this issue? I know regarding to standards, home inspectors don’t have to tell how to repair. Just want to know.
Fact, opinion, guidance
You need facts before you give opinion or guidance.
Please get some more training in porch and deck safety at minimum with my opinion based on your post.
See how I answered based on my given facts?
A 6ft level will tell you if the porch is sagging and in which direction.
If you want to see what is going on over the length use a mason’s sting with blocks to check for variations/deviation.
Levels, strings and squares are the old school methods. New school are lasers. Appearance is one thing reality is another. Use the tools to verify what you think you are seeing.