Whether you are a multi-family or apartment building owner, seller, investor, lender or other stakeholder, Building Diagnostics Group can provide the inspection services and reports you need for optimal decision-making.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm. Our proficiency in infrared building science and water testing procedures, as well as thermal infrared aerial imagery, are invaluable to architects, builders, property developers, construction managers, insurance companies and others.
We are specialists in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the United States. Our knowledge and expertise enable the BDG team to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Multi-Family Building Inspections
All properties experience natural and manmade deterioration, but multi-family properties and apartment buildings are more complex and have more systems and features than other types of properties.
The most useful inspections uncover the true condition of the property including all of the major systems, such as roofing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and structure. Consequently, it’s important to hire a company with extensive experience in the construction, maintenance and inspection of commercial buildings.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics, and is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography.
Our Comprehensive Services
Utilizing our proven infrared inspection techniques, along with state-of-the-art thermography (FLIR) equipment, the professional BDG team can rapidly identify hidden damage and provide you with an independent analysis of a building’s structural integrity.
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. These inspections are extremely fast and cost-effective. BDG can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment or multi-family buildings in just a few days on site.
BDG can detect otherwise unobservable areas of water damage without requiring roof access or causing disruption to the occupants of the building. Our aerial drone thermal infrared roof inspections are ideal for determining active roof leaks during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions and significantly reduce the inspection time and expense compared to conventional methods.
With our extensive knowledge and use of high resolution infrared cameras, BDG can quickly pinpoint the exact location of interior water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disturbance to the occupants. Even if the building materials are dry by the time of our inspection, we can visually document the areas that were affected to provide a true representation of actual damage.
Building Diagnostics Group is available for nationwide travel to your site. If you are seeking an apartment building or other multi-family property inspection, get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss your project.