Infrared building inspections in Des Moines, Iowa by Building Diagnostics Group are the most cost-effective way to detect building envelope problems, moisture infiltration, and energy issues that are not visible to the naked eye.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience who is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics. He is also a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector. He and his highly skilled team of specialists provide the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
Infrared Inspection Services
Interior building inspections: Infrared thermography is by far the best method for documenting a water loss or water intrusion event. With our extensive knowledge and use of high resolution infrared cameras, BDG can quickly pinpoint the exact location of interior water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disturbance to the occupants. Even if the building materials are dry by the time of our inspection, we can visually document the areas that were affected to provide a true representation of actual damage.
Commercial roof surveys: Infrared roof inspections provide accurate observations of the condition of an existing roofing system. They are fast, affordable, non-destructive, and the ideal method of detecting otherwise unobservable areas of water damage during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions. 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.
Exterior building inspections: BDG inspects building exterior wall systems for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components, and effectively identifies 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. These exterior building surveys are extremely fast and cost-effective. BDG can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
EIFS Inspections: Mold is a major threat to insurers, but another problem has wreaked havoc for homeowners, insurance carriers, and contractors across the nation for several years now–damages stemming from Exterior Insulation and Finishing Systems (EIFS), often referred to as fake or synthetic stucco. BDG’s Water Infiltration Analysis service can find excessive moisture content in the structural cavities and framing of any structure with EIFS or Stucco cladding. Our observations are documented in a detailed written and photographic report.
If you are interested in Building Diagnostics Group’s commercial infrared building inspections in Des Moines, Iowa, or elsewhere in the nation, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project, or contact us online.