Building Diagnostics Group makes the invisible visible, performing infrared inspections in Lubbock, TX and nationwide to deliver the data you need to make important investment decisions.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.
We offer services in a variety of different roles, often working with engineering firms during the due diligence process of an acquisition. We are typically the first to inspect the exterior of a property, providing insight about the overall condition and the need, if any, for additional services to complete the due diligence evaluation.
Why Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) uses specialized thermography cameras to measure the thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye. Unlike visible light, in the infrared world, everything with a temperature above absolute zero emits heat.
IR thermography is the only diagnostic tool that lets you instantly visualize faults due to thermal patterns, enabling you to maintain the reliability of electrical and mechanical systems and resolve issues before it is too late. Thermography also easily detects water penetrating a building envelope due to the thermal differences between wet building materials and the adjacent dry materials.
Whether hired directly or as part of an engineering team, BDG’s highly trained professionals provide the highest quality infrared and digital imagery in the industry. Our specialties include:
Exterior building inspections – We thoroughly evaluate the exterior wall system of buildings for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components to effectively identify potential hidden defects.
Interior building inspections – Infrared inspections enable BDG to quickly pinpoint the exact location of water intrusions with little or no physical disassembly of the premises and with minimal disturbance to the occupants.
Commercial roof surveys – Infrared roof inspections are a non-contact and non-destructive testing method to determine active roof leaks. The infrared camera allows a professional thermographer to scan large areas of the roof from a distance.
EIFS inspections – Using industry standard inspection techniques and our high-resolution infrared thermography, BDG can identify sources of moisture intrusion in the structural cavities and framing of any structure with EIFS or Stucco cladding.
Energy audits – Identify and address areas where heat loss and moisture intrusion are negatively impacting the apartment building’s performance with infrared inspection of commercial structures and HVAC systems.
Electrical inspections – Infrared inspections enable BDG to rapidly identify electrical problems before they fail, allowing them to be documented and corrected before becoming more serious and more expensive to repair.
Upon completion of your inspection, we deliver a comprehensive narrative report of our findings with deficiencies identified, photos of the deficiencies to provide visual evidence of the building’s condition that can be viewed in digital or hard-copy format, and recommendations for replacement and repair.
Protect your property and your long-term investment with infrared inspections from Building Diagnostics Group. We provide services in Lubbock, TX and throughout the United States. Call us at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online to request a free project quote.