Building Diagnostics Group performs infrared inspections that have saved clients in Madison, WI thousands of dollars by discovering deficient areas within buildings they own or intend to purchase. We can uncover the sources, not just the symptoms, of water intrusion in your multi-family or commercial property.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), founded in Atlanta in 2002, specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation.
Why Choose BDG?
- We make the invisible visible
- No job is too large
- Skilled team of ITC Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Indoor Environmentalists, and Certified Mold Inspectors
- 15+ years of experience in thermal imaging and reporting
- 25+ years of residential and commercial construction experience
- Forensic water intrusion testing to ASTM/AAMA standards
- FAA-authorized commercial drone remote pilots
- Experts in litigation and insurance claims
- Cloud reporting platform
- Services provided across the United States
About Infrared Inspection
Infrared thermography (IR) uses specialized equipment to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye.
IR can easily detect water penetrating a building envelope and is the only diagnostic tool that enables you to instantly identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies, and other energy losses.
BDG employs only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment and utilizes several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets.
We are experts in multi-family and commercial building facade evaluations. With our proven inspection techniques and high-resolution infrared thermography, we can rapidly identify costly hidden damage behind most facades.
We identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, and 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.
What We Do
BDG performs field-testing procedures relative to evaluating the performance of installed windows, doors, curtain walls, sloped glazing systems, skylights, ribbon windows, and exterior building facades for quality assurance and diagnostic services to determine the cause of any water intrusions.
Infrared thermography is also a powerful investigative tool in other applications, such as:
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Electrical inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Energy audits
If you are concerned about the time it could take to complete an in-depth inspection, rest assured that BDG can quickly perform thorough and accurate surveys on large properties. We can, for example, evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Let Building Diagnostics Group put our infrared inspection services to work for you in Madison, WI. Get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to explore our services and obtain a free estimate.