Take advantage of aerial infrared inspection services in Atlanta, Georgia and across the nation. The expertise of Building Diagnostics Group in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), founded in 2002, is an industry leader in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Robert Scherer, President, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with more than 15 years of thermography experience in a wide range of applications.
With several high-resolution infrared cameras, each designed for a specific use, and a highly trained team of professionals including FAA Authorized Commercial Drone Remote Pilots, Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), and other engineering/architectural specialists, BDG provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Aerial Infrared Roof Inspections
Thermal imaging cameras are a powerful tool for conducting roof inspections. This service is performed just after sunset and works on the premise that wet areas on a roof retain heat longer than dry areas. As the roof’s surface cools after sunset, the temperature differences are easily detectable using sUAS aerial thermal imaging. The areas of moisture are documented for further investigation and proper repair recommendations.
BDG is FAA-authorized to perform nighttime aerial operations with an approved Daylight Operation Waiver under 14 CFR § 107.29. The waiver allows us to perform aerial infrared roof inspections throughout the United States.
Aerial Exterior Building Inspections
BDG evaluates the condition of exterior cladding systems by using infrared thermography to map areas of moisture entrapment and delimitation caused by environmental stress.
We can identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding. We are often the first to identify signs of a potentially larger problem because water intrusion from the building exterior can take years to show up on the interior, at which point extensive damage has already been done.
Aerial Solar Panel Inspections
Regular solar panel inspections are important for efficient power generation, long service life, and high returns on investment. Performing aerial drone thermal inspections starting with new installation and followed by annual inspections will help extend the solar panels’ lifetime.
sUAS inspections are greatly reducing the quality assurance program cost of solar field inspections by eliminating helicopter rental, pilot payment, fuel bills, and the other costs associated with bringing it all together. Furthermore, inspections are performed under normal operating conditions and do not require a shutdown.
Aerial Tower & Structure Inspections
BDG provides high-resolution digital photography and infrared thermal imaging services to help maintain, build, or modify water tower structures and other elevated structures. Complete structure documentation includes noting visible deficiencies, documenting the condition of the existing coating, determining hardware failures, and providing general overall tower conditions.
For more information about aerial infrared inspection services in Atlanta, Georgia, or elsewhere in the U.S., call Building Diagnostics Group at (404) 946-9939 or contact us online to discuss your project.