Infrared thermography services from Building Diagnostics Group can quickly identify costly hidden damage behind most commercial and multi-family building facades and roof systems in Atlanta and across the nation.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is an industry leader in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions. Robert Scherer, President, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer with more than 15 years of thermography experience in a wide range of applications.
The highly trained BDG team’s expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building and roof system failures. We are capable of performing thorough inspections on large properties in days rather than weeks. We can usually evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
About Our Services
BDG offers services in several different roles. We often work 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.
Many commercial and multi-family properties contract us to perform annual inspections to proactively protect their investments, including annual roof inspections. We are also used in conjunction with litigation and insurance claims to either provide details as to the extent of the claim or provide bid specification for remedial actions.
BDG Inspection Services
BDG has performed services on 300+ multi-family and commercial properties and inspected in excess of over 50 million square feet. Our services have identified significant hidden building defects that have cost from $2 to $5 million dollars in underlying structural repairs and include:
Commercial roof surveys –BDG’s 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.
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.
Aerial Infrared Inspections
BDG has an inventory of four commercial FLIR-equipped DJI Inspire and Matrice drones mounted with high-resolution infrared camera systems that can detect building and roof defects beyond the visible inspection, identifying potential problems that could cost thousands of dollars to repair.
We are FAA-authorized to perform nighttime aerial operations with an approved Daylight Operation Waiver under 14 CFR § 107.29. The waiver allows us to perform aerial infrared roof inspections throughout the United States.
For more information about Building Diagnostics Group’s infrared thermography services in Atlanta, or elsewhere in the nation, contact us at (404) 946-9939 to learn more about our invaluable services.