Infrared thermography is a fast and cost-effective method of detecting moisture intrusion, missing insulation, energy waste, electrical problems, and structural defects in buildings. Building Diagnostics Group provides non-destructive building inspections for multi-family and commercial real estate in Houston, Texas, and across the nation.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm, founded in 2002, that 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.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience in many different applications. Robert is also a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector. He has presented at building industry conferences and published white papers on specialty applications for the use of infrared thermography.
About Infrared Inspection
Infrared inspection (or thermography) is a passive and cost-effective heat-sensing technique used to “see” and “measure” the thermal energy emitted by objects that cannot be detected by the human eye.
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.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment, the highest quality infrared equipment in the industry, and several camera systems designed for different uses, our highly trained team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
BDG has performed services on 300+ multi-family and commercial properties and inspected in excess of over 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.
Our services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Energy audits
- Electrical inspections
After inspection, the BDG 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. They can also be uploaded to our cloud reporting platform to produce a large format stitched image or a 3D model that can easily be annotated, measured, and shared.
In summary, the only proven nondestructive method for identifying moisture and energy loss and pinpointing problems before they become visible and more expensive to repair is infrared thermography.
Infrared inspections by BDG have saved clients thousands of dollars by discovering deficient areas within their buildings, such as moisture within walls, insulation and other building material that indicate leaking pipes, condensation issues, and other problems.
Infrared building inspections in Houston, Texas, help detect structural integrity, moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies and energy losses. When you need a complete and accurate inspection, Building Diagnostics Group provides tremendous cost-saving services. Give a call at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss your needs.