Building Diagnostics Group routinely performs exterior building inspections in Austin, Texas and throughout the United States for large investment firms and other stakeholders. Our services have saved clients thousands of dollars by discovering deficient areas within buildings they own or intend to purchase.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm, founded in 2002, that specializes in infrared building science, aerial thermography, and water testing procedures that enable us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Thermography provides a means for viewing building systems under normal operating conditions to identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies and other energy losses.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment, the highest-quality infrared equipment in the industry, and several camera systems designed for different uses, the highly trained BDG team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Why Choose Building Diagnostics Group
Credentials and experience are extremely important considerations when selecting a building inspection company. The more surveys conducted, the more likely an inspector will know what to look for and be able to detect small defects that warn of future problems.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. In 2000, he discovered the potential of infrared thermography in the building construction industry and purchased his first infrared camera, the first in southwest Florida.
Robert became a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He 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.
Robert has often been called upon to provide expert witness testimony, field evaluations, and written opinions. He has provided these services for various counties, states, and legal jurisdictions throughout the United States.
The BDG team conducts due diligence building surveys as if we are the potential purchasers of the subject property. Upon completion, we deliver a detailed narrative report of our findings with deficiencies identified, photos of the deficiencies to provide visual evidence of the building’s condition, and recommendations for replacement and repair.
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.
The Building Diagnostics Group team has completed water testing and building investigations across the nation. To receive a quote for exterior building inspections in Austin, Texas, or learn more about our capabilities, please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your requirements.