Building Diagnostics Group, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, performs exterior building inspections to help clients across the nation identify areas of moisture and active leaks in multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and provides insight as to their overall condition.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) specializes in thermal infrared imagery, or infrared thermography, as well as infrared building science and water testing procedures that are invaluable to architects, property developers, insurance companies and others.
Knowing as much as possible about a building envelope gives prospective buyers and investors the critical information they need to identify costly hidden damage or to validate a sound investment, making exterior building inspections extremely cost-effective in the decision-making process.
Infrared Building Surveys by BDG
BDG evaluates the condition of exterior cladding systems by using infrared thermography to map areas of moisture entrapment and delimitation caused by environmental stress.
We can identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding. We 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.
Our services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Electrical inspections
- Energy audits
BDG uses 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.
Our Proven Process
After an initial telephone or face-to-face meeting, BDG’s trained professionals will document the goals of your investigation, prepare the equipment and team members necessary to achieve the best results, and create a brief, or “roadmap,” to follow when we are on site to keep us working efficiently.
We will send a team to work on site with you, make a clean sweep of the area, and document everything with our specialized equipment. Startling findings are usually available within minutes and may lead to additional areas of interest.
Back at our office, we will review and analyze the data and digital images we collected during the course of our on-site investigations and create a comprehensive project report that details the problems and faults encountered. Our reports also provide the technical details your vendors will need to fix them.
Our commitment to you does not end upon delivery. BDG will continue to ensure that your results are working for you for the long term by liaising with contractors and vendors, making ourselves available for additional consultation, and undertaking additional reporting and investigative work.
Protect your property and your long-term investment with exterior building inspections from Building Diagnostics Group in Atlanta, Georgia, and throughout the United States. Contact us at (404) 946-9939 to learn more about our invaluable services.