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: