Ouch. The owner said there appeared to be a little rot on one of the porch posts and could we patch and paint it before the new tenant moved in.
Of course. But the deeper we dug the more dry rot and decay we found and as the pictures tell it turned out to be a bit more than simply dig out a bit of rot, patch and paint. But we removed all the rotted wood, re-built and found and fixed the water problem that caused the damage in the first place.