Building Diagnostics Group performs infrared exterior building inspections for clients in Frisco, Texas and nationwide to rapidly and thoroughly evaluate water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components.
As a multifaceted consulting firm, Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), founded in 2002, specializes in infrared building science, aerial thermography, and water testing procedures that enable us to identify the cause and origin of most roof and building failures.
Traditional building inspection techniques involve drilling holes in walls, removing whole sections of walls to install inspection ports, and other time-consuming and invasive techniques. Using infrared technology, there is no need for these destructive testing methods.
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 lets you 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.
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.
Why Choose BDG
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. He is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is also an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, and a Certified Mold Inspector.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment (the highest-quality infrared equipment in the industry) and several camera systems designed for different uses, Robert and his highly trained BDG team provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
In addition to inspection services, Robert is often called upon to provide expert witness testimony, field evaluations, and written opinions for counties, states, and legal jurisdictions throughout the United States.
With exterior building inspections from BDG, building owners and purchasers in Frisco, Texas and across the United States can equip themselves with an accurate understanding of a building’s structural integrity to help them make informed decisions. To receive a quote or learn more about our services, please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.