If you are interested in infrared inspections on a property in Huntsville, AL, Building Diagnostics Group can help. Our inspections can reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, offers expertise in infrared thermography and infrared building science and water testing procedures that are invaluable to architects, property developers, insurance companies, and others.
Knowing as much as possible about a building envelope gives prospective buyers and investors the critical information they need to identify costly hidden damage or to validate a sound investment, making infrared building inspections extremely cost-effective in the decision-making process.
What Infrared Thermography Can Do
Infrared thermography (IR) is the science of infrared imaging. It is a passive and cost-effective heat-sensing technique used to “see” and “measure” the thermal energy emitted by objects that the human eye cannot detect.
Thermography provides a means for viewing building systems under normal operating conditions and identifying abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate insulation deficiencies, moisture intrusion, and other energy losses.
The highly trained BDG team conducts the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today with high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment (the highest quality infrared equipment in the industry), and several camera systems designed for different uses.
Those investigations include:
Commercial roof surveys – Infrared roof inspections are a non-contact and non-destructive testing method to determine active roof leaks. BDG’s inspections are fast and affordable and provide a clear picture of damaged areas. Our team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF of roof area in a single visit via our walk-over method, or evaluate millions of square feet by utilizing our aerial sUAS service.
Exterior building inspections –Our exterior building surveys are extremely fast and cost-effective at identifying potential hidden defects in many different cladding systems. BDG can typically evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Interior building inspections – With our extensive knowledge and use of high-resolution infrared cameras, we can quickly pinpoint the exact location of water intrusions without disassembling the premises or disturbing the occupants.
Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations – Concrete Masonry Walls (CMU) are not structurally sound without proper rebar and grouting. Infrared technology is an excellent tool for surveying a masonry wall to find deficiencies in the structural components.
EIFS inspections – Our water infiltration analysis, pre-purchase and construction services provide moisture analysis of any structure with EIFS or stucco cladding to find excessive moisture content in the structural cavities and framing.
Energy audits – BDG performs energy audits that will identify heat loss and improper/inadequate insulation installation in residential and commercial structures. Many residential and commercial builders are now using thermography to achieve HERS ratings on new homes and buildings.
Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible, performing infrared building inspections in Huntsville, AL and across the nation that provide the data you need to make important investment decisions. To learn more or to receive a quote, please call us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss the details of your project.