Infrared inspections from Building Diagnostics Group will swiftly identify water intrusion problems in your commercial, industrial, institutional, or multi-family buildings in Columbia, SC, and help you get them under control before they become more serious and expensive to repair.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a consulting firm that specializes 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 over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience. In 2000, he was introduced to the incredible potential of infrared thermography in the building construction industry and purchased 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 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.
Due Diligence Inspections
During due diligence inspections, every facet of the 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.
Exterior Building Inspections
BDG can thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components. We have the ability to identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) to siding. Because water intrusion from the building exterior can take years to show up on the interior, at which point extensive damage has already been done, BDG is often the first to identify signs of larger, potentially very costly, problems.
Interior Building Inspections
BDG can quickly pinpoint the exact location of interior water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disruption of occupants. If the building materials are dry at the time of our inspection, we can still visually document the areas that were affected to give you an accurate representation of actual damage.
Aerial 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. This thermal imaging service is performed just after sunset to detect warm trapped moisture under the roofing membrane. We can detect otherwise unobservable areas of water damage without requiring roof access or causing disruption to the occupants of the building.
For more information about infrared building inspections in Columbia, SC conducted by Building Diagnostics Group, call us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss your project.