If you are interested in exterior building inspections and/or commercial roof surveys in Salt Lake City, Utah, get in touch with Building Diagnostics Group. We perform a wide range of thermal imaging inspections locally, regionally and nationwide and can handle any size project.
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 includes Certified Level III Thermographers, FAA Authorized Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots, Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), and other engineering/architectural specialists who provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
BDG’s field consultants are properly trained and knowledgeable in all industry standards and testing protocols from the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
About Thermal Inspection
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.
Infrared inspection (or IR thermography) is a passive and cost-effective heat-sensing technique that can “see” and “measure” the thermal energy, also known as a heat signature, emitted by an object even when it cannot be detected with the human eye.
Heat emissions are captured by a thermal imaging device (or thermal camera) that can detect the smallest changes in temperature of an object. As the heat moves outward from the object, the thermal camera “sees” it and translates the thermal energy (heat) into visible light in order to analyze a particular object.
After inspection, the thermographer interprets the infrared data and provides clients with a comprehensive report. High-resolution digital images can be provided in a traditional PDF report format that outlines concerns found during the inspection and recommendations for proper repairs or can be uploaded to BDG’s cloud reporting platform to be viewed, annotated, measured and shared.
Our infrared inspection services include, but are not limited to:
- Exterior building inspections – BDG can thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components and effectively identify potential hidden defects. Infrared imaging can be used for many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding.
- Commercial roof surveys – Infrared roof inspections are fast, affordable, non-destructive, and the ideal method of detecting otherwise unobservable areas of water damage. The BDG team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF of roof area in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet by means of our aerial drone service.
The Building Diagnostics Group team has completed hundreds of exterior building inspections and other infrared inspections in Salt Lake City, Utah and across the nation. Call us at (888) 317-4568 to learn more about our vast capabilities.