Another thread generated this RFI. The Texas Standards seem to imply a basis of opinion is required for foundation opinions. There appears to be no other requirement to provide a basis for ones opinion. This RFI asks TREC to provide guidence.
The Standards state in the foundation section:
(3) generally report present and visible indications used to render the opinion of adverse performance, such as:
The SOp are here http://www.soprfi.com/Standards.htm
The foundation requirement for a basis is:
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- Does the SoP wording above serve to provide a basis for the opinion of adverse foundation performance?
- Is the inspector required to provide a basis for their opinion anywhere else in the Standards other than the foundation section?
Until notice by TREC, the inspector is not required to provide a basis for their opinion other than as specified in the foundation section. If it is considered a required reporting item please provide the source used to make the determination.