Infrared inspections by Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) can quickly identify costly hidden damage behind most commercial and multi-family building facades in Arlington, VA. We can handle any size project.
Building Diagnostics Group is a multifaceted consulting firm with extensive expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures that enable us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has more than 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. After being introduced to the incredible potential of infrared thermography in the building construction industry in 2000, he purchased his first infrared camera, the first in southwest Florida.
Robert has become a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, Certified Mold Inspector, an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with over 15 years of thermography experience, and is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics.
Infrared Inspection Services
BDG has performed services on 400+ multi-family and commercial properties and inspected 26 million square feet in 2018 alone in 19 states and 41 cities. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs and include (but are not limited to):
Exterior building inspections: BDG inspects building exterior wall systems for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components, and identifies potential hidden defects. Infrared imaging is useful for a variety of cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding. Our 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.
Interior building inspections: Infrared thermography is the very best method for documenting a water loss or water intrusion event. With our expertise 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.
Roof inspections: BDG’s aerial drone thermal infrared roof inspections are ideal for determining active roof leaks and can significantly reduce the time and expense of commercial roof inspections when compared to conventional methods. We perform this thermal imaging service just after sunset to detect warm trapped moisture under the roofing membrane. We can evaluate millions of square feet in a single visit, or 300,000 SF via the conventional walk-over method.
Energy audits: Infrared thermography provides a unique opportunity to assess the energy efficiency of the residential and commercial structures and HVAC systems. BDG performs energy audits that will identify heat loss and improper/inadequate insulation installation. Many residential and commercial builders are now using thermography to achieve HERS ratings on new homes and buildings.
To learn more about Building Diagnostics Group’s infrared building inspections in Arlington, VA, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss the scope of your project.