Infrared inspections by Building Diagnostics Group can quickly and efficiently identify water intrusion problems in your multi-family, commercial, industrial or institutional building in Centreville, VA.
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.
Our highly trained team of professionals uses only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment with several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) is the science of infrared imaging. Infrared radiation is emitted by all objects, and the amount of radiation increases with temperature. Thermographic cameras detect this radiation in a similar way as an ordinary camera detects visible light. The radiation is converted into visible high-resolution images that make it possible to “see” variations in temperature with or without visible illumination.
BDG’s infrared building inspection services include exterior building inspections, interior building inspections, commercial roof surveys, cell fill (CMU) evaluations, EIFS inspections, electrical inspections, energy audits, and more.
Our team has performed services on 400+ multi-family and commercial properties and inspected in excess of over 50 million square feet, including 26 million square feet in 19 states and 41 cities in 2018 alone. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have resulted in $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repair costs.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Infrared inspections detect temperature variations in a building envelope, providing quick and accurate detection of moisture leaks, energy loss and electrical malfunctions in walls, under floors and in other hidden places. Inspections can reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises.
Knowing as much as possible about your property will give you an accurate understanding of a building’s structural integrity in order to identify costly hidden damage and make informed decisions.
Unlike many commercial building inspection techniques, our infrared inspections are completely non-invasive. This means they cause minimal disruption to occupants, and there is no risk of damaging any part of the property. Other benefits include:
- Fast & accurate detection of energy loss, moisture and electrical issues
- Advance warning of potential problems and system failures
- More accurate results than traditional inspections
- Non-invasive and non-destructive
- Minimal interference with building occupants
- No facility shutdown required
- Helps prevent unscheduled downtime
- Ideal for predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems
- Cost savings
Infrared inspections help detect moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies, energy losses, and structural integrity. When you need a complete and accurate inspection in Centreville, VA, Building Diagnostics Group provides tremendous cost-saving services. Contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your requirements and receive a free quote.