When performing due diligence on building acquisitions in Dallas, Texas, exterior infrared building inspections from Building Diagnostics Group will provide insight as to the overall condition of buildings and prove invaluable in making decisions about long-term investments.
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.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) uses specialized thermography cameras to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat.
IR thermography is the only diagnostic tool that lets you instantly visualize faults due to thermal patterns, enabling you to maintain the reliability of electrical and mechanical systems and resolve issues before it is too late. Thermography also easily detects water penetrating a building envelope due to the thermal differences between wet building materials and the adjacent dry materials.
Infrared Building Surveys
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.
Knowing as much as possible about a property gives prospective buyers and investors the critical information they need to identify costly hidden damage or validate a sound investment, making exterior building inspections extremely cost-effective in the decision-making process.
BDG is equipped to perform thorough, accurate 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. Unlike sounding and other testing methods, exterior building inspections are typically non-destructive and will not disturb the building’s occupants.
Whether you are a property owner or real estate investor in Dallas, Texas, exterior building inspections from Building Diagnostics Group will address your due diligence requirements and financial concerns. Our experience in this specialized service is second to none. Get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to learn more about our services.