Most attorneys will substantiate that an expert’s report should be written in IRAC. Its structure is: issue, rule, analysis, and conclusion. To the best of this expert’s knowledge, no one has continued this form of report writing for carpet inspections. Typically, their issue is with the ‘issue’. For example, the IICRC S800 standard for report writing gives these steps.
3.3.1 Site Description and Claim History
3.3.2 Inspector Observations
3.3.3 Field or Laboratory Testing
3.3.4 Conclusions and Documentation
For another example, the NWFA Certified Inspection Report Package has 10 categories:
1. Statement of Concern
2. Claim History
3. Physical Description
5. Testing Results
7. Clear HD digital photography
8. Industry Standards
10. Cause of Claim
The question to be asked is, how can there be a conclusion if the question is not asked?