Building Diagnostics Group performs high-quality infrared building inspections in Williamsburg, VA, and across the nation. Take advantage of our exceptional expertise when you need an infrared roof survey or other inspection of your multi-family or commercial properties.
Infrared thermography (IR) refers to the use of specialized equipment (infrared 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. Infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that can instantly detect whether water has penetrated a building envelope.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) is a consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, GA, that offers a wealth of experience in infrared building science and water testing procedures that give us the ability to identify the cause of most building failures.
Several of Our Infrared Inspection Specialties
Due Diligence Inspections
When you have a significant potential investment on the line, due diligence is not an area where you should cut corners. During a due diligence inspection, BDG will inspect every facet of your property, from the roof to the foundation and everything in-between. If you are considering a purchase of the property, such an inspection will give you a complete understanding of its condition and enable you to make informed decisions during the acquisition.
Exterior Building Inspections
BDG can thoroughly evaluate a building’s exterior wall system for water intrusions that may have damaged the exterior sheathing and/or structural components. We can identify potential hidden defects in different types of cladding systems, from siding to single coat stucco systems to Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS). Because it can take years for water intrusion from the building exterior to show up on the interior, at which point extensive damage has already been done, BDG is often the first to identify signs of larger, potentially very expensive problems.
Commercial Roof Surveys
Infrared roof inspections are a non-destructive testing method of locating active roof leaks before they break through and drip down a wall or onto the floor below. Our inspections are fast, affordable, and provide a clear picture of damaged areas. In addition to walkover inspections, BDG is licensed to perform aerial drone thermal infrared roof inspections, significantly reducing the time and expense of commercial roof inspections when compared to conventional methods.
The Long-Term Outlook
At the time when other companies might disappear, BDG will continue to ensure that your inspection results work for you by liaising with contractors and vendors, making ourselves available for additional project-related consultation, and undertaking additional investigative work as required. We value long-term relationships with clients, and our commitment to you does not end upon delivery.
If you require infrared inspections in Williamsburg, VA, or any of our other services that are not described here, Building Diagnostics Group can help. Please contact us at (888) 317-4568 or online to discuss your needs.