Exterior building inspections from Building Diagnostics Group provide clients with information about the structural integrity of buildings they own or plan to invest in. Our comprehensive non-destructive infrared investigations can find problem areas within any structure.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, a Certified Mold Inspector, and certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics.
BDG provides the highest quality infrared and digital imagery in the industry. We use 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.
The expertise of the BDG team in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Water infiltration, moisture accumulation and energy loss can negatively impact owners and occupants, accelerate degradation of materials, damage interior finishes, increase energy costs, and promote mold growth within walls and roofs.
Due to the temperature differences between wet building materials and adjacent dry materials, infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that instantly detects whether water has penetrated a building envelope. It can also detect heat escaping from places where cracks have developed or caulk has disintegrated that are invisible to the naked eye.
Infrared inspections provide quick and accurate detection of moisture leaks, energy loss and electrical malfunctions in walls, under floors and in other hidden places. They can reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises. Identifying problems before catastrophic failure of a roof, ceiling or wall can help clients prevent costly collateral damage, downtime, and the need for replacement.
Unlike many commercial building inspection techniques, infrared thermography is completely non-invasive, which means there is no risk of damaging any aspect of the property and minimal disruption.
Upon completion of the building survey, 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.
BDG has 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.
Protect your property and your long-term investment with exterior building inspections from Building Diagnostics Group. We provide services throughout the United States. Get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to learn more about our invaluable services.