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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 to 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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Most believe the only way to confirm the proper placement of the grouted cells, bond beams, insulation, and other Concrete Masonry Unit components is to hammer into the wall.

The sample taken from this test is inadequate because it is often less than one ten thousandth of a percent; we cannot determine where the blockages to the insulation and/or too much grout exist. There are only two other options but are extremely costly: x-ray or completely tear the wall down.

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 also a viable technique for finding moisture and missing insulation.

Structural problems in a CMU building are a real problem. If the wall receives a trauma (hurricane force wind/tornado) resulting in customers or employees being injured, the legal ramifications can be devastating. A forensic examination of a block wall that is laid on the ground after the event will reveal the structural deficiencies. The building owner, architect, structural engineer, general contractor, and masonry contractor can be held accountable 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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