Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, GA, performs infrared inspections locally, regionally and nationwide, and can handle any size project. Let us put our services to work for you in Ashburn, VA.
Building Diagnostics Group is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
We offer services in several different roles, often working with engineering firms during the due diligence process of an acquisition. When inspecting a property’s exterior, we provide insight about the overall condition and the need, if any, for additional services to complete the due diligence evaluation.
Our team’s proficiency in infrared building science and water testing procedures, as well as thermal infrared aerial imagery, are invaluable to architects, builders, property developers, construction managers, insurance companies and others.
BDG’s wide range of services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- Aerial infrared solar panel inspections
- Aerial tower and structure inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Energy audits
- Electrical inspections
- Construction site monitoring
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) employs specialized thermography cameras to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. It can easily detect water penetrating a building envelope and is the only diagnostic tool that enables you to instantly identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies, and other energy losses.
Exterior Building Inspections
BDG can identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, and is 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 inside, at which point extensive damage has already been done.
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. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs.
Due Diligence Inspections
During due diligence inspections, every facet of a property is inspected, from the roof to the foundation and everything in-between. The primary benefit is that it gives a prospective buyer a thorough understanding of the condition of the property and allows the buyer to make informed decisions during a potential acquisition. This is arguably the most crucial part of the due diligence process. With such a significant potential investment on the line, due diligence is not where you want to cut corners.
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.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) performs infrared building inspections, aerial thermography, water penetration testing, and other services to clients in Ashburn, VA and across the nation. Get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to explore our services.