I believe Inspectors sometimes get caught up in so
much boiler plate copy and past… that the customers
see the report as a giant DISCLAIMER. When you
are trying to cover your fear of saying. or not saying,
all the things that could be said… you begin to look
foolish in the process.
When a Customer has to read through 65 pages of
computer narrative and lawyer speak… it hard to
locate what needs fixed.
I think software vendors spook novice inspectors into
buying their programs and the inspector thinks it will
help him appear smarter… yeah, right.
I once read an opinion on a foundation that said
“it may, or may not, be functioning as intended”.
The customer hired me to help them understand
what the first guy said… I told the customer
that the he was speaking out of both sides of
his mouth because he was afraid of making a
mistake. The whole report was filled with endless
verbage that he never wrote, but copied from
the computer narrative reserves. The customer
did not like it and everyone could see what he
was doing to cover himself.
Not good marketing.
American Home Inspection