Building Diagnostics Group performs infrared building inspections to help clients in Providence, RI, and throughout the nation, identify areas of water intrusion that may have damaged a building’s exterior sheathing and/or structural components.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation.
Our expertise in thermal infrared imagery, or infrared thermography, as well as in infrared building science and water testing procedures, are invaluable to architects, property developers, insurance companies and others.
Many property owners contract with BDG to perform annual inspections in order to proactively protect their investments. The cost for us to perform these annual services is far less than a large-scale water damage restoration project. More importantly, an annual inspection will help reduce your long-term maintenance costs and reduce your potential liability.
About Infrared Inspections
BDG can identify potential hidden defects in a wide range of 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.
Our inspections are performed with the highest quality infrared and digital imagery in the industry. We use only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment and utilize several different camera systems, including a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera, each for a specific use and calibrated for specific targets.
Our inspections are quick, enabling us to perform thorough and accurate surveys on large properties in days, rather than weeks. Typically, we can evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Our inspections will either identify costly hidden damage or validate a sound investment. And, unlike sounding and other testing methods, they are typically non-destructive and will not disturb the building’s occupants. Our experience in this specialized service is second to none!
Once we complete your building survey, we deliver a comprehensive narrative report of our findings with deficiencies identified accompanied by photos of the deficiencies to serve as visual evidence of the building’s condition that can be viewed in digital or hard-copy format, and recommendations for replacement and repair.
Keep in mind that water intrusion damage does not just occur in older buildings. Hidden deficiencies can often be found in newer properties, such as unfinished roofing membranes; missing flashing or counterflashing; installation of the wrong HVAC equipment; improperly attached or insulated pipes; improperly installed electrical outlets and switches; and reversed or leaking plumbing fixtures, among others.
If you are interested in Building Diagnostics Group’s infrared building inspections in Providence, RI, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project, or contact us online.