Larry I would be the first one to agree that sistering would envolve exactly that sistering the whole member from one end to the other. That is the ideal condition, but unfortunately, there are the in betweens and the half fast jobs that occurr and we have to inspect. People like to know what is adequate by code and bare neccessities required to do the fixes, and not what should be done.
I tell them what I think should be done as a professessional and note what I see. What they do afterwards is up to them. I have covered my butt, and it appears today, that is what you need to do with people out there that are completely illiterate to construction techniques and don’t care to know. They look at the pocket money and make indecisive conclusions.
Talk alot, say alot of things to educate the client, and write hard noting everthing at hand.