Building Diagnostics Group provides infrared inspections for multi-family and commercial real estate in Corpus Christi, TX, and across the nation. Our inspections have saved clients thousands of dollars by discovering deficient areas within their buildings.
Founded in 2002, Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. We can handle any size project.
Our 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.
Infrared Building Inspections
The presence of moisture in building envelopes can have serious consequences and is one the most significant factors affecting a building’s durability. Because water conducts and stores heat better than most building materials, thermal imaging can reveal areas of water intrusion and water retention as buildings cool after being under a thermal load.
Infrared thermography (IR) is a passive and cost-effective heat-sensing technique used to “see” and “measure” the thermal energy emitted by objects that cannot be detected by the human eye. BDG evaluates the condition of exterior cladding systems by using infrared thermography to map areas of moisture entrapment and delimitation caused by environmental stress.
We can identify potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems, to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS), to siding. We are 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 interior, at which point extensive damage has already been done.
Commercial roof surveys by BDG are fast and affordable and will pinpoint problem areas in need of repair to help you avoid expensive roof replacements. Our team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet with our aerial drone service. We are FAA-authorized to perform nighttime aerial infrared roof inspections throughout the United States with an approved Daylight Operation Waiver under 14 CFR § 107.29.
After each BDG inspection, we interpret the infrared data and provide clients with a comprehensive report. High-resolution digital images can be provided in a traditional PDF report format that outlines concerns found during the inspection and recommendations for proper repairs. They can also be uploaded to our cloud reporting platform to produce a large format stitched image or a 3D model that can easily be annotated, measured, and shared.
Knowing as much as possible about a property gives prospective buyers and investors the critical information they need to identify costly hidden damage or validate a sound investment, making infrared building inspections an extremely cost-effective part of the decision-making process.
To learn more about Building Diagnostics Group’s commercial infrared building inspections in Corpus Christi, TX, or anywhere else in the nation, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.