18. How to recommend a second opinion

18. How to recommend a second opinion for foundation performance

The TREC SOP does not require that you recommend that your client obtain a second opinion concerning foundation performance. Your goal should be to properly inform your client in a way that maintains your credibility. That applies to second opinions also.

Always give a reason for a second opinion

You should never recommend a second opinion unless you believe it is in your client’s best interest. In addition, you should understand in your own mind why you are recommending a second opinion. The most common reasons are these:


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