Building Diagnostics Group performs infrared building inspections for clients in Miami, FL and nationwide to thoroughly and rapidly evaluate water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components.
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.
As a multifaceted consulting firm founded in 2002, Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), 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.
Infrared Building Inspections
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.
Commercial roof inspections by BDG are fast and affordable and will pinpoint problem areas in need of repair to help you avoid expensive roof replacements. Our team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet with our aerial drone service.
Knowing as much as possible about a property gives prospective buyers and investors the critical data 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, our building 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.
Building Diagnostics Group has the credentials and expertise to perform infrared building inspections in Miami, FL and nationwide. Please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your needs and receive a free quote.