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Infrared Roof Surveys

Thermal Imaging of commercial roofing is proven and effective for evaluating the moisture in a wide range of flat roofs. Water under the membrane is indicated by the yellow areas in the infrared image.
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Electrical Inspections

Infrared Imaging is a proven tool to identify electrical problems prior to failure, allowing our clients to take proactive steps to prevent costly and sometimes dangerous electrical outages.
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Blockwall Evaluation

This image shows defects in grout and bond-beams on an elevator shaft. Timely analysis with infrared allows the contractor or correct these defects before the finish is applied.
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Energy Audits

Thermal imaging is a valuable tool when performing energy audits and assessments. This infrared image is showing a supply duct that was covered during construction with drywall.

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You might think that the only way you can know whether the grouted cells, bond beams, insulation and other components of a CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) wall are properly placed, is to open the wall with hammer or drill, where the grout or insulation is supposed to be and see if it is there.

This test is inadequate, because this sample is much too small (often less than one ten thousandth of a percent). Also, the tiny sample does not show where blockages (to the proper filling of insulation) and/or too much grout exists. The only other effective options are to X-ray the walls or tear them down, which are both extremely expensive.

There is a building inspection method that is accurate, non-destructive and inexpensive. This is the way to see the grouted cells in the entire wall section.

The Infrared imaging testing method can be performed at any time during the construction process without interrupting any other trades or affecting the progress of the rest of the building. This IR building inspection is a viable technique for also finding moisture and missing insulation.

Structural problems in a CMU building are a real problem. If the wall receives a trauma like a hurricane force wind or tornado and customers or workers inside the building are hurt, the legal ramifications can be devastating. A forensic examination of a block wall laid on the ground post-event will most likely reveal some structural deficiencies. The building owner, architect, structural engineer, general contractor and masonry contractor can and probably will be accountable if and when these deficiencies are documented.

However, two benefits arise from having a BlockWallScanIR infrared test performed on your newly constructed CMU walls. First, a documented record of the grouted cells and other structural components (in-situ) is created. Secondly, when and if deficiencies are found, a report can be generated so that corrections can be made with surgical precision.

Infrared Thermal Imaging of existing CMU blockwall is perfect when the grout and bond beam position is not known. We have been successful at obtaining occupancy permits when the on-site inspection was not performed or was not complete.

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