The Building Diagnostics Group team has completed exterior building inspections in Plano, Texas and across the nation. We can thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the sheathing and/or structural components and effectively identify potential hidden defects.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm with extensive experience in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience and is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography.
Our highly trained team of professionals has the knowledge and ability to perform a wide range of thermal imaging inspections locally, regionally and nationwide and can handle any size project.
Infrared Thermography (IR)
Infrared thermography (IR) is the use of specialized equipment 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.
Infrared (IR) cameras, also called thermographic scanners and thermal imaging devices, measure the intensity of thermal energy being emitted by the object it is aimed at. The ability to see temperature differences can instantly detect whether water has penetrated a building envelope and provide the evidence you need to undertake repairs before a problem gets out of hand.
Infrared cameras produce images of raw data, and proper interpretation requires training and years of experience. High-resolution camera systems can detect even the slightest thermal patterns, but low resolution or low-cost cameras are less sensitive. Before you choose a thermographer, check their credentials and ensure they have the proper equipment and expertise to perform your inspection.
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.
BDG uses only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment and utilize several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets.
We have performed inspection services on 300+ multi-family and commercial properties in excess of 50 million square feet. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs.
If you would like to know more about Building Diagnostics Group’s exterior building inspections and commercial roof surveys in Plano, Texas, please get in touch with us at (404) 946-9939 to discuss your project, or contact us online.