When you need high-quality infrared inspections in Chattanooga, TN, or elsewhere in the USA, enlist the invaluable services of Building Diagnostics Group. We are available for nationwide travel to your site.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) provides clients with extensive expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures. Our skills enable us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President, has more than 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. In 2000, he became interested in the amazing potential of infrared thermography in the building construction industry and bought his first infrared camera, the first in southwest Florida.
Robert became a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with nearly 20 years of thermography experience, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist, a Certified Mold Inspector, and is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics.
What is Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) uses specialized cameras to measure thermal energy that is emitted from an object. It is the only diagnostic tool that allows you to instantly visualize faults due to thermal patterns. This can help you maintain the reliability of mechanical and electrical systems and take care of issues or problems before it is too late.
Thermography can also easily detect water that is penetrating a building envelope thanks to the thermal differences between wet building materials and adjacent dry materials.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment, the best in the industry, as well as camera systems designed for different uses, the highly trained BDG team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today, including:
Exterior Building Inspections – Infrared imaging allows our team to thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components and identify potential hidden defects. We can map areas of moisture entrapment and delimitation caused by environmental stress for a variety of cladding systems.
Interior Building Inspections – Infrared thermography is the very best method of documenting a water loss or water intrusion event. With our extensive knowledge, we can quickly pinpoint the exact location of water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disruption of the occupants.
Commercial Roof Surveys – Infrared roof inspections are a non-destructive testing method of discovering active roof leaks before they turn into a massive problem. BDG’s inspections are fast, affordable, and can see the unseen and pinpoint anomalies beneath the roofing substrate. We have the ability to evaluate up to 300,000 SF of roof area in a single visit utilizing our walk-over method, or millions of square feet utilizing our aerial drone service.
EIFS Inspections – Moisture retention and leaks behind walls, over ceilings, and under floors can be impossible to detect until the problem becomes visible to the naked eye. BDG’s water infiltration analysis, pre-purchase, and construction services can provide moisture analysis of any structure with exterior insulating finish systems (EIFS) or stucco cladding to find excessive moisture content in the structural cavities and framing.
For more information about infrared inspections in Chattanooga, TN from Building Diagnostics Group, call us at (888) 317-4568 or get in touch with us online to talk about your project.