Two roof trusses passing above an interior hallway have been cut to install a pull-down attic ladder. There is no cracking or indication of distress on the walls or ceilings. Which of the following is the most appropriate action?
This is not a concern since there is no indication of distress
This is beyond the scope of an inspection and does not need to be reported.
The inspector can evaluate the remaining pieces of the trusses as if they were site-built
The inspector should recommend this situation be referred to a structural engineer.
I am leaning towards #4 since a qualified professional should be able to better determine if this is a safety issue.