Not sure if I got this in the right forum, so please let me know if there is one more pertinent.
I am a new inspector in Central Texas where we have a lot of slab foundations with a lot of dynamic soils. Does anyone have any experience with including foundation level measurements as an ancillary service in a high soil movement area? If so, what equipment do you use, do you charge extra considering that the foundation companies do it for free, and have you seen a spike in business that warrants the equipment cost and additional time?
I have heard that a number of inspectors in my area are beginning to offer it (a large majority of transactions wind up needing a foundation inspection) and agents are starting to talk about it as a time saver for them since they don’t have to deal with foundation companies (we all know what saves them time is good marketing for us!).
Thanks for any feedback!