Exterior building inspections from Building Diagnostics Group provide San Jose, California clients with information about the structural integrity of buildings they own or plan to invest in. Our comprehensive non-destructive infrared investigations can find problem areas within any structure.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. He is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is also an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, and a Certified Mold Inspector.
In addition to inspection services, Robert is often called upon to provide expert witness testimony, field evaluations, and written opinions for counties, states, and legal jurisdictions throughout the United States.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment (the highest-quality infrared equipment in the industry) and several camera systems designed for different uses, Robert and his highly trained BDG team provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Infrared Building Surveys by BDG
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.
BDG’s exterior cladding surveys are extremely cost effective and allow us to perform thorough and accurate surveys on large properties in days, rather than weeks. Typically, we can evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
This service will either identify costly hidden damage or validate a sound investment. And, unlike sounding and other testing methods, surveys are typically non-destructive and will not disturb the building’s occupants. Our experience in this specialized service is second to none!
Many commercial and multi-family properties also contract BDG to perform annual inspections to proactively protect their investments. The cost for us to perform our annual services is far less than a large-scale water damage restoration project. More importantly, an annual inspection will help reduce your long-term building maintenance costs and reduce liability.
If you would like to know more about Building Diagnostics Group’s exterior building inspections in San Jose, California, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project, or contact us online.