Building Diagnostics Group’s infrared inspections have uncovered significant hidden building defects, such as moisture within walls, insulation and other building materials that indicate leaking pipes, condensation issues, and other problems, and saved clients in Sterling, VA and cities across the U.S. thousands of dollars.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, that offers extensive expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures which enable us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. He is also a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. Robert is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Certified Mold Inspector, an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience, and is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics.
About Infrared Thermography (IR)
Infrared thermography (IR) is the use of specialized equipment (infrared cameras, also known as thermal imaging devices) 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.
Due Diligence Inspections
During due diligence inspections, BDG inspects every facet of the property, from the roof to the foundation and everything in-between. If you are a prospective buyer, the main benefit of such an inspection is that it will give you a thorough understanding of the condition of the property and allows you 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.
Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible, performing infrared building inspections in Sterling, VA and across the nation that provide the data you need to make important investment decisions. To learn more or to receive a quote, please call us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.