Infrared building inspection services in Charlotte by Building Diagnostics Group are a cost-effective way to detect building envelope problems, moisture infiltration, and energy issues that are not visible to the naked eye.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm with extensive experience in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions.
Our highly trained team of professionals is experienced with all types of building components, systems and materials. We have the knowledge and ability to perform a wide range of thermal imaging inspections locally, regionally and nationwide and can handle any size project.
We offer services in a variety of different roles, often working with engineering firms during the due diligence process of an acquisition. We are typically the first to inspect the exterior of a property, providing insight about the overall condition and the need, if any, for additional services to complete a due diligence evaluation.
Our Infrared Inspection Services
BDG’s wide range of services include:
Commercial roof surveys: Infrared roof inspections provide accurate observations of the condition of an existing roofing system. They are fast, affordable, non-destructive, and the ideal method of detecting otherwise unobservable areas of water damage during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions. The BDG team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF of roof area in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet by means of our aerial drone service.
Exterior building inspections: BDG inspects building exterior wall systems for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components, and effectively identifies potential hidden defects. Infrared imaging can be used for many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding. These exterior building surveys are extremely fast and cost-effective. BDG can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Interior building inspections: Infrared thermography is by far the best method for documenting a water loss or water intrusion event. 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.
EIFS Inspections: Mold is a major threat to insurers, but another problem has wreaked havoc for homeowners, insurance carriers, and contractors across the nation for several years now–damages stemming from Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS), often referred to as fake or synthetic stucco. BDG’s Water Infiltration Analysis service can find excessive moisture content in the structural cavities and framing of any structure with EIFS or Stucco cladding. Our observations are documented in a detailed written and photographic report.
Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible, performing infrared building inspection services in Charlotte and across the nation that can help you make important investment decisions. Call us today at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.