Building Diagnostics Group specializes in infrared inspections in Charlotte, SC, and across the nation. Our inspections are invaluable to architects, builders, property developers, construction managers and others, and our team can handle any size project.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm with extensive experience in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions in commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings.
Robert Scherer, President, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer, Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector with more than 15 years of thermography experience in a wide range of applications.
Our highly trained team of professionals has the knowledge and ability to perform a wide range of thermal imaging inspections locally, regionally and nationwide and can handle any size project.
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.
Why Choose BDG?
- We make the invisible visible
- No job is too large
- Skilled team of ITC Certified Level III Thermographers, Certified Indoor Environmentalists, and Certified Mold Inspectors
- High-resolution FLIR thermography equipment
- 15+ years of experience in thermal imaging and reporting
- 25+ years of residential and commercial construction experience
- Energy audits
- Interior and exterior building inspections
- Forensic water intrusion testing to ASTM/AAMA standards
- Commercial roof surveys
- FAA-authorized commercial drone remote pilots
- Experts in litigation and insurance claims
- Cloud reporting platform
- Services provided across the United States
To learn more about Building Diagnostics Group’s infrared building inspections in Charlotte, SC, or elsewhere in the nation, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss the details of your project.