Building Diagnostic Group’s infrared exterior building inspections in Boston, Massachusetts can detect heat losses, missing or damaged thermal insulation in walls and roofs, thermal bridges, air leakage, and sources of moisture intrusion.
Knowing as much as possible about a building envelope provides the critical information prospective buyers and investors need to identify costly hidden damage or validate a sound investment, making infrared inspections extremely cost-effective in the decision-making process.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
About Infrared Inspection
Infrared thermography (IR) employs specialized thermography cameras to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. It can easily detect water penetrating a building envelope and is the only diagnostic tool that enables you to instantly identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies, and other energy losses.
BDG’s expertise is in multi-family and commercial building facade evaluations. With our proven inspection techniques and high-resolution infrared thermography, we can rapidly identify costly hidden damage behind most facades.
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. 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, BDG is often the first to identify signs of larger, potentially very costly, problems.
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.
Our services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Electrical inspections
- Energy audits
BDG is capable of performing thorough inspections on large properties in days rather than weeks. We can usually evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site. Our infrared inspections are typically non-destructive and will not disturb the building’s occupants.
Upon completion of the building inspection, we deliver a comprehensive narrative report of our findings with deficiencies identified, photos of the deficiencies to provide visual evidence of the building’s condition that can be viewed in digital or hard-copy format, and recommendations for replacement and repair.
Building Diagnostics Group provides exterior building inspections in Boston, Massachusetts and throughout the United States from our headquarters in Atlanta, GA. To receive a quote or learn more about our services, please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.