Building Diagnostics Group is an industry leader in exterior infrared building inspections in Washington, DC, and throughout the U.S., for construction, commercial, industrial and residential applications.
Water infiltration, moisture accumulation and energy loss can negatively impact building owners and occupants, accelerate the degradation of materials, damage interior finishes, increase energy costs, and promote mold growth within walls and roofs.
Due to the temperature differences between wet building materials and adjacent dry materials, infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that can instantly detect whether water has penetrated a building envelope. It can also detect heat escaping from places where cracks have developed or caulk has disintegrated that are not visible to the naked eye.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) offers vast experience in infrared building science and the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. The expertise of our highly trained professional team is invaluable to architects, property developers, insurance companies and others.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics, is a ITC Certified Level III Thermographer, and offers over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. He is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography.
Our comprehensive services include water penetration field-testing to evaluate the performance of installed windows, doors, storefronts, curtain walls, sloped glazing systems, skylights, ribbon windows, and exterior building facades for new construction quality assurance, as well as diagnostic services that can determine the cause of water intrusions in existing structures.
We are also specialists in aerial infrared thermography, one of the most cost-effective ways to discover construction failures and to visually communicate them, and have been granted a 14 CFR 107.29 Daylight Operation Waiver from the FAA which allows us to perform aerial infrared roof inspections and other nighttime missions throughout the United States.
Why Choose BDG?
- We make the invisible visible
- No job is too large
- Over 50 million square feet inspected
- Skilled team of ITC Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Indoor Environmentalists, and Certified Mold Inspectors
- High-resolution FLIR thermography equipment
- 15+ years of experience in thermal imaging and reporting
- 25+ years of residential and commercial construction experience
- FAA-authorized commercial drone remote pilots
- Forensic water intrusion testing to ASTM/AAMA standards
- Cell fill evaluations
- Commercial roof surveys
- Experts in litigation and insurance claims
- Cloud reporting platform
- Inspections performed across the United States
BDG has the expertise, knowledge and experience to accurately document the structural integrity of even the most difficult projects.
If you are interested in more information about exterior building inspections in Washington, DC, or any of our other services, Building Diagnostics Group is available for nationwide travel to your site. To receive a quote or get more information, contact us at (888) 317-4568 with the details of your project.