Infrared inspections by Building Diagnostics Group have saved clients in Dallas, TX and across the U.S. thousands of dollars by uncovering significant hidden building defects such as moisture within walls, insulation and other building material that indicate leaking pipes, condensation issues, and other problems.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in infrared building science, aerial thermography, and water testing procedures that enable us to identify the cause and origin of most roof and building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector. He has presented at building industry conferences and published white papers on specialty applications for the use of infrared thermography.
Drawing upon 15 years of thermography experience in many different applications, Robert and his team of investigators are experts in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
Whether hired directly or as part of an engineering team, BDG’s highly trained professionals provide the highest quality infrared and digital imagery in the industry. Our infrared inspection services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Cell fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Electrical inspections
- Energy audits
We use only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment and utilize several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets, and perform a wide range of infrared inspection and water penetration testing services
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Infrared inspections detect temperature variations in a building envelope, providing quick and accurate detection of moisture leaks, energy loss and electrical malfunctions in walls, under floors and in other hidden places. Inspections can reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises.
Unlike many commercial building inspection techniques, infrared imaging is completely non-invasive, which means there is no risk of damaging any aspect of the property and minimal disruption.
Infrared inspections provide advance warning of potential problems and system failures. They also help:
- Improve energy efficiency
- Reduce safety incidents caused by unexpected system failures
- Prevent lost production time
- Reduce facility and operational maintenance costs
- Lower insurance rates
- Enhance predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems
Infrared inspections are ideal during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions and can be invaluable to architects, property developers, insurance companies and others. Many property owners contract us to perform annual inspections to proactively protect their investments.
BDG has performed services on 300+ multi-family and commercial properties and inspected in excess of over 50 million square feet. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs.
Learn more about our infrared inspection services by contacting Building Diagnostics Group at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your requirements. Our team is capable of performing thorough inspections on large properties in days rather than weeks; we can usually evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.