Infrared inspections from Building Diagnostics Group can rapidly identify water intrusion problems in your multi-family, commercial, industrial or institutional building in Katy, TX that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components before they become more serious and expensive to repair.
As a multifaceted consulting firm founded in 2002, Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), 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, 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.
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 team perform the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Due Diligence Inspections
During due diligence inspections, every facet of the property is inspected, from the roof to the foundation and everything in-between. The primary benefit is that it gives a prospective buyer a thorough understanding of the condition of the property and allows the buyer to make informed decisions during a potential acquisition. This is arguably the most crucial part of the due diligence process. With such a significant potential investment on the line, due diligence is not where you want to cut corners.
Exterior Building Inspections
BDG can thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components. We have the ability to identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) to siding. 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 is often the first to identify signs of larger, potentially very costly, problems.
Aerial Roof Inspections
BDG’s aerial drone thermal infrared roof inspections are ideal for determining active roof leaks and can significantly reduce the time and expense of commercial roof inspections when compared to conventional methods. This thermal imaging service is performed just after sunset to detect warm trapped moisture under the roofing membrane. We can detect otherwise unobservable areas of water damage without requiring roof access or causing disruption to the occupants of the building.
Infrared thermography provides a unique opportunity to identify and address areas where heat loss and moisture intrusion are negatively impacting building performance. BDG’s energy audits are the fastest and most effective non-destructive method of assessing the energy efficiency of residential and commercial structures and HVAC systems.
Building Diagnostics Group has the credentials and expertise to perform a wide range of infrared building inspections in Katy, TX and nationwide. Please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your needs and receive a free quote.