Investors, sellers, lenders, and other stakeholders in Washington, DC can fully assess any risks associated with a property by taking advantage of a Property Condition Assessment or Commercial Building Inspection by Building Diagnostics Group.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings throughout the nation. Our state-of-the-art technology and skilled team of professional thermographers combine to produce inspections of the highest quality.
Robert Scherer, President of BDG, has over 25 years of residential and commercial construction experience, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics, and is a pioneer in the field of moisture intrusion and building defect investigations with the use of infrared thermography. He is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer, a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and a Certified Mold Inspector.
What is a Property Condition Assessment?
Few properties are in perfect condition. A Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is an inspection of an asset that identifies physical defects and deferred maintenance issues that could potentially affect its value.
For each deficiency found, clients receive a report that fully describes the concerns or defects found during the inspection, with photo documentation and an estimate of repair costs. Inspection reports can be customized to meet a client’s requirements based on how the report will be used and its intended audience.
While a PCA may seem like an unnecessary expense, it can actually end up saving you thousands of dollars. It can be used as a negotiating tool with the seller of the property, helping you to negotiate a lower price or require repairs prior to closing. It can also help guide your future maintenance and improvement planning.
Our Inspection Services
BDG often works 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.
We provide a wide range of infrared inspection services:
- Exterior building inspections
- Interior building inspections
- Commercial roof surveys
- Aerial infrared roof inspections
- EIFS inspections
- Cell Fill (CMU) evaluations
- Energy audits
- Electrical inspections
Infrared inspections by BDG have saved clients thousands of dollars by discovering deficient areas within their buildings, such as moisture within walls, insulation, and other building materials that indicate leaking pipes, condensation issues, and other problems.
The BDG team 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.
Building Diagnostics Group is available for nationwide travel to your site. If you are seeking property condition assessments and reports for multi-family or commercial property in Washington, DC, give us a call at (888) 317-4568 or contact us online, and provide us with details about your project.