Infrared Imaging with associated image confirming techniques is one of the fastest and most effective methodologies for the detection, location and evaluation of hidden interior moisture or water leakage in your commercial building or your home!
You suspect you have a leak or moisture issue inside your building or residence because you have noticed one or more of the following items:
Evaporating water absorbs energy from the wall, ceiling or floor surface on which it occurs resulting in cooling of that surface compared to that surrounding it – on either side of the wall or surface.
Water within wall insulation and behind foam (EIFS) insulating board results in higher heat conduction or heat loss in that area which is evident in warmer or cooler temperature patterns on the affected wall ceiling or floor – this technique is dependent on sufficient temperature difference inside to outside.
Pitched or shingled roof leakage is evident on attic decking and framing members through active leakage observed, surface staining or infrared detected evaporative cooling.
Crawlspace moisture inspection for plumbing leakage, ground water intrusion or condensation is done the old-fashioned way – direct and experienced observation – with the aid of conductivity and relative humidity metering.
Troublesome and ongoing leaks in low-slope or flat roof installations are quickly located utilizing Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) techniques along with Infrared Imaging – see Tools of the Trade for a look at this equipment.
Cooler or warmer thermal patterns on surfaces are isolated quickly with a thermal imager showing areas for closer inspection and verification. Finding confirmation is accomplished partially with non-intrusive instrumentation such as capacitive moisture meters and nuclear gauges – see Tools of the Trade for a look at this equipment.
Infrared image or finding confirmation is made certain through intrusive or behind-wall techniques including internal sampling as well as intrusive conductivity meters coupled with fiber-optic viewing of the interior
Your recent experience and observation is a critical lens that will initially focus our investigation. So guided, we will also actively look for other possibilities as a moisture issue can have multiple sources or causes and multiple effects on the structure.
You will receive an immediate oral report of findings followed by an optional written report in pdf format via email. A telephone review of the report may be necessary depending on complexity. The report will include a short description of the process and instrumentation used, the location of the leak or moisture source, recommendations for repair and/or follow-up as well as additional recommended inspections (environmental, structural, etc) as may be deemed advisable. The report will be documented with both infrared and digital daylight paired images that show both finding locations as well as extent to the extent that inclusion is helpful.
Please give us a call for an initial evaluation of your situation – Bob McCoy Jr. @ 336-908-3547
On a Durham County school Infrared Roof Inspection Project, our client had this to say:
Mr. McCoy provided a very comprehensive, professional investigation and status report that allowed us to make credible decisions for the roofs of a five building elementary school campus. I would recommend his infrared services to anyone.”
— W. Blake Talbott, AIA, Building Enclosure Consultant, BBH Design, RTP NC – Read More Client Comment