How can moisture intrusion scans help?

Infrared cameras are considered one of the most advanced and accurate tools known for determining and documenting moisture damage in buildings. Infrared moisture detection surveys are non-destructive and unobtrusive, and results are instant and easy to understand and share.

Thermographic image showing infrared moisture detection results

Excessive moisture destroys structural integrity and creates huge, expensive problems like mold and mildew which can cause serious health concerns. Often, these problems are not obvious until it’s too late. Infrared moisture detection allows you to discover problems early, saving you money and increasing your building’s lifespan.

How does it work?

At different times of the day and night, building components will show variations in temperature. These changes are due to differences in mass, voids, moisture content and/or heat loss because of heat from thermal changes radiating from these areas at different rates.

During thermal transient conditions, we scan walls with a sensitive infrared camera to detect the sources of heat and record them for later analysis. Since our infrared thermographers use real-time imaging and recording equipment, they can immediately determine if and where problems exist. Our thermographers then record matching visual imagery with a digital video recorder and/or camera for reference.

More info on our BuildScanIR™ division and building surveys can be found here: BuildScanIR

Interested in other building surveys? Check out our other services here.

Uninsulated column

Ductwork not properly sealed

Moisture in exterior wall

Moisture leaking into school

Moisture in sheetrock wall

Moisture verification

Moisture verification

Why choose us?

  • Unmatched experience within the application of aerial infrared
  • Highest-quality infrared equipment available, capturing “invisible” problems
  • Refined imagery collection and processing systems
  • Professional & experienced staff of thermographers well-versed in infrared applications

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