Identifying hidden building defects before the catastrophic failure of a roof, ceiling or wall will help prevent damage, downtime, and costly repairs. Consider infrared building inspections from Building Diagnostics Group. We make the invisible visible.
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 many different roles, often working with engineering firms during the due diligence process of an acquisition. We are often the first to inspect the exterior of a building, providing insight about its overall condition.
Whether hired directly or as part of an engineering team, BDG’s highly trained team provides the highest quality infrared and digital imagery in the industry.
Why Infrared Thermography?
Infrared thermography (IR) 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.
It is also the only diagnostic tool that allows us to instantly visualize faults due to thermal patterns, and can help you maintain the reliability of electrical and mechanical systems and resolve problems before they go too far.
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 an extremely cost-effective component of the due diligence process.
BDG’s services include exterior building inspections, interior building inspections, commercial roof surveys, cell fill (CMU) evaluations, EIFS inspections, electrical inspections, energy audits, and more.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, presented and published a white paper on “Infrared Thermography for Exterior Cladding Systems” based on an inspection in Jacksonville, Florida, in which our highly specialized technicians discovered more than $1.8 million dollars in hidden sheathing damage in 18 of 25 multi-family apartment buildings.
The apartment complex had recently undergone a complete exterior paint and sealant renovation and appeared to be in above average condition. Renovations made the buildings appear new, but our inspection found that this was not the case. Our final report gave our client, who planned to purchase the complex, the ability to successfully negotiate repairs before closing the deal.
It is unusual for any building to be in perfect condition, and 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.
When you need infrared inspections in Macon GA, enlist the invaluable services of Building Diagnostics Group by calling us at (888) 317-4568 and providing us with details about your project. We are available for nationwide travel to your site.