As a multifaceted consulting firm, Building Diagnostics Group performs infrared building inspections in Lorton, VA and nationwide. Take advantage of our exceptional expertise when you need an infrared roof survey or other inspection of your multi-family or commercial properties.
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.
About Infrared Thermography
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 cannot be detected by the human eye.
Thermography provides a means for viewing building systems under normal operating conditions to identify abnormally warm or cool areas that indicate moisture intrusion, insulation deficiencies and other energy losses.
Utilizing only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment, the highest quality infrared equipment in the industry, and several camera systems designed for different uses, the highly trained BDG team provides the most comprehensive non-destructive building investigations available today.
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 – We can 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.
Interior building inspections – With our extensive knowledge and use of high-resolution infrared cameras, we can quickly pinpoint the exact location of water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disturbance to the occupants.
Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations – Concrete Masonry Walls (CMU), commonly referred to as concrete block walls, are not structurally sound without proper rebar and grouting. Infrared technology is the best 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 – Infrared thermography provides a unique opportunity to assess the energy efficiency of the residential and commercial structures and HVAC systems. BDG performs energy audits that will identify heat loss and improper/inadequate insulation installation.
Electrical inspections – Infrared thermography allows for rapid identification of electrical problems before they fail, allowing them to be documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more expensive to repair.
Protect your investment with the help of high-quality and customer-focused infrared inspections by Building Diagnostics Group in Lorton, VA, or your site in another area of the U.S. Please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to discuss your needs.