Building Diagnostics Group provides commercial infrared building inspections in Houston, TX to assist owners, sellers, investors, lenders and other stakeholders with information they need for optimal decision-making. We provide insight as to the overall condition of a building and the need, if any, for remediation and repair.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has nearly three decades of residential and commercial construction experience and is 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.
BDG has performed services on 300+ multifamily and commercial properties and inspected in excess of over 60 million square feet. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs.
We are capable of performing thorough inspections on large properties in days instead of weeks and can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
The highly trained BDG team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive infrared building investigations available today. They include:
Exterior Building Inspections – Infrared imaging allows us to thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components and effectively identify potential hidden defects. We can map areas of moisture entrapment and delimitation due to environmental stress for many different cladding systems, from single coat stucco systems to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS) to siding. These inspections are extremely fast and cost-effective.
Commercial Roof Inspections – Infrared roof inspections are a non-contact and non-destructive testing method of finding active roof leaks before they become a massive problem. BDG’s inspections are fast, affordable, and can see the unseen and pin point anomalies beneath the roofing substrate. Our team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF of roof area in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet with our aerial drone service.
Interior Building Inspections – With our extensive knowledge 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. Even if the building materials are dry by the time of our inspection, we can visually document the areas that were affected to provide a true representation of actual damage.
Enlist the services of Building Diagnostics Group for infrared inspection of your property in Houston, TX by calling us at (888) 317-4568 and discussing the scope of your project. We are available for nationwide travel to your site.