Building Diagnostics Group conducts water testing and building investigations in Roswell, GA, and across the nation, providing the most comprehensive non-destructive infrared building inspections available today.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm that specializes in the detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation.
Our expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building failures. Our inspection services include (but are not limited to):
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.
Commercial roof surveys –BDG’s roof inspections are fast and affordable and provide a clear picture of active roof leaks and damaged areas. Our team can evaluate up to 300,000 SF in a single visit via our walk-over method, or millions of square feet by utilizing our aerial sUAS service.
What is Infrared Thermography?
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 there is a temperature difference between wet building materials and adjacent dry materials, infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that can instantly detect whether water has penetrated a building envelope.
BDG provides 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.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Infrared inspections detect temperature variations in a building envelope, providing quick and accurate detection of moisture leaks, energy loss and electrical malfunctions in walls, under floors and in other hidden places. Inspections can reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises.
- Fast & accurate detection of energy loss, moisture and electrical issues
- Advance warning of potential problems and system failures
- More accurate results than traditional inspections
- Non-invasive and non-destructive
- Minimal interference with building occupants
- No facility shutdown required
- Helps prevent unscheduled downtime
- Ideal for predictive maintenance of electrical, mechanical and structural systems
- Cost savings
With our proven inspection techniques and high-resolution infrared thermography, BDG can quickly identify costly hidden damage behind most facades. This provides the owner or buyer with an accurate understanding of the building’s structural integrity in order to make informed decisions.
For more information about infrared building inspections in Roswell, GA conducted by Building Diagnostics Group, call us at (404) 946-9939 or contact us online to discuss your project.