UAV Drone Thermal Inspection Services Jacksonville, Florida
UAV Drone Thermal Inspection Services Jacksonville, Florida

Are you conducting building condition assessments on multi-family, commercial, industrial or institutional buildings in Jacksonville, Florida, or need an aerial inspection to locate roofing issues? Take advantage of UAV drone thermal inspection services from Building Diagnostics Group.

Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), founded in 2002, is an industry leader in aerial infrared imaging and commercial building thermal inspection services.  We specialize in the non-destructive detection, investigation and resolution of water intrusions.

Utilizing our proven aerial inspection techniques, along with state of the art thermography (FLIR) equipment, our team can rapidly identify hidden damage and provide you with an independent analysis of the building’s structural integrity.

All objects emit infrared radiation, and the amount of radiation increases with temperature. Thermographic cameras are able to detect this radiation somewhat like the way an ordinary camera detects visible light. The radiation is converted into visible high-resolution images that make it possible to “see” variations in temperature with or without visible illumination.

Aerial drones, also known as small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have become the preferred method for high-resolution infrared thermography, especially for assessments of roofing and building facades during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions.

BDG uses only high-resolution FLIR SYSTEMS thermography equipment. All of our operators are FAA Authorized Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots. We have a current inventory of four drones specially equipped with high-resolution Zenmuse XT 640×512 radiometric infrared camera systems that are capable of producing high-resolution images and video.

Our drone thermal inspection services include:

Roof inspections –UAV drone thermal infrared roof inspections will catch minor penetrations before they have a chance to escalate into costly repairs. They are ideal for locating active roof leaks during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions. This service does not require roof access or cause disruption to building occupants and is substantially faster and less expensive than conventional methods of roof inspection.

Solar panel inspections – Using aerial thermography for solar panel field evaluations offers several advantages. Inspections are performed under normal operating conditions and do not require a shutdown. They also eliminate the cost of helicopter rental, pilot payment, fuel bills, and other associated costs. Anomalies associated with defects, damage, poor connections, and defective bypass diodes are easily detected and documented. Temporary “shadowing” from debris or other contaminants is also detected and documented for required repairs.

Aerial tower and structure inspections – BDG provides high-resolution digital photography and infrared thermal imaging services to help maintain, build, or modify water tower structures or any other elevated structure. Complete documentation includes noting visible deficiencies, documenting the condition of the existing coating, determining hardware failures, and providing general overall tower conditions.

Construction site monitoring – Building and construction site aerial drone inspections can be a simple, one-time aerial image or multiple images over a specific period. Aerial site data is collected at predetermined intervals or during specific project milestones. The data capture requires no direct interaction with the site and allows work to continue undisturbed.

Building Diagnostics Group performs UAV drone thermal inspection services in Jacksonville, Florida and across the nation. To receive a quote or get more information, please contact us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project.