Building Diagnostics Group performs commercial infrared inspection services, aerial thermography, water penetration testing, and a wide range of other services for clients in Atlanta and throughout the nation.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is an industry leader in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Robert Scherer, President, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with more than 15 years of thermography experience in a wide range of applications.
We have performed services on 400+ commercial and multi-family properties and inspected 26 million square feet in 19 states and 41 cities in 2018 alone. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs and include (but are not limited to):
Due Diligence Inspections: During due diligence inspections, BDG inspects every facet of a property, from the foundation to the roof and everything in-between. The most significant advantage is that a prospective buyer will gain a thorough understanding of the condition of the property and can make informed decisions during a potential acquisition. With a substantial investment on the line, due diligence is not the place to cut corners.
Exterior building inspections: BDG inspects building exterior wall systems for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components, and identifies potential hidden defects. Our 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.
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. We perform this thermal imaging service just after sunset to detect warm trapped moisture under the roofing membrane. We can evaluate millions of square feet in a single visit, or 300,000 SF via the conventional walk-over method.
Energy audits: Infrared thermography identifies and addresses areas where moisture intrusion and heat loss are negatively impacting building performance. Our energy audits are the fastest and most effective non-destructive method of assessing the energy efficiency of commercial and residential structures and HVAC systems.
Aerial Tower & Structure Inspections: Tower climbing is a dangerous job. The use of small, easily maneuverable drones that can see virtually every angle of a structure is a safe, efficient and cost-effective method of assessing visible deficiencies, documenting the condition of the existing coating, determining hardware failures, and providing general overall tower conditions. BDG provides high-resolution digital photography and aerial infrared tower and structure inspections to help maintain, build, or modify water tower structures, cell towers, and other elevated structures.
Whether you are a property owner, facilities manager, or real estate investor, Building Diagnostics Group has the credentials and experience to perform comprehensive commercial infrared inspections in Atlanta, Georgia and nationwide. Call us at (404) 946-9939 to explore the options.