Building Diagnostics Group will help you protect your investment with infrared inspections in Manassas, VA. Our state-of-the-art technology and skilled team of professional thermographers provide inspections of the highest quality. We are available for nationwide travel to your site in other areas of the U.S.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) 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 needed to identify costly hidden damage or to validate a sound investment, making infrared building inspections extremely cost-effective in the decision-making process.
About Infrared Thermography (IR)
Infrared thermography (IR) is the use of specialized equipment (infrared cameras, also known as thermal imaging devices) 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.
Thermography is a proven cost-effective tool in maintaining the reliability of electrical and mechanical systems because nearly everything that uses or transmits power overheats before it fails. Also, because of the temperature differences between wet building materials and adjacent dry materials, infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that instantly detects whether water has penetrated a building envelope.
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 infrared inspection services include:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Cell fill (CMU) evaluations
- EIFS inspections
- Electrical inspections
- Energy audits
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, during which our highly specialized team 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. While the renovations made the buildings appear new, our inspection found that this was not the case. Our final report gave our client, the prospective buyer of the complex, the ability to successfully negotiate repairs before closing the deal.
Of course, it is rare 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.
If you are interested in infrared inspections on your property in Manassas, VA, or somewhere else in the U.S., please contact Building Diagnostics Group at (888) 317-4568 to receive a quote or to explore our wide range of capabilities.