Building Analysis

Apple Infrared Inspection and Consulting


Building Diagnostics

Commercial property, multi family building or residential property and are experiencing ongoing water leaks, have moisture stains on interior walls. We can perform complete building diagnostics surveys, building envelope inspections, moisture intrusion or water leak investigations, all using non-invasive inspection techniques to find the source and reduce repair costs.

Repeat moisture intrusion 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. Discovering them early through infrared technology can save money and increase your building’s lifespan dramatically. A trained Thermographer using an infrared camera, moisture meter, and building science will document and assess your building conditions. An infrared camera can detect moisture, find wet or moist areas. A professional comprehensive report complete with infrared pictures, digital pictures and a narrative summary with recommendations will be provided.

Are you experiencing any of the following in your home, office or building?

Water leaks:

  • Do you suspect water leaks from plumbing or water intrusion from the exterior of a building or your home?
  • Do you have a leak that your contractor has tried to fix but it’s still there?
  • Do you smell a musty or damp odor you suspect is moisture leak but cannot see any stains?

Moisture:

Traditional methods and moisture meters do not always reveal the extent of the damage and usually lead to extensive destructive investigations in attempts to find the source of the problem. Infrared cameras are considered one of the most advanced and accurate tools known for determining and documenting moisture damage in buildings.

Moisture hidden behind drywall in basement :

Missing Insulation:

A thermal scan with an Infrared Camera will show areas that have insulation defects, missing insulation, and leaky areas. A professional clear and comprehensive detailed report complete with infrared pictures, digital pictures and a narrative summary which identifies the locations needing improvement will be provided.

 


Why have an Infrared Inspection

The big advantage of infrared Thermography is that it’s non-destructive, unobtrusive and non-contact. Results are instant and the thermal images are easy to understand. You don’t need contractors in your home tearing down sections of walls hunting for damage. With infrared, large and inaccessible areas can be surveyed quickly and efficiently.

Slab foundations: Considering purchasing a home with a slab foundation. Slab homes are very susceptible to moisture damage, we walls that are not visible using normal inspections methods. Infrared thermography can be used to scan and find issues that will be a major expense later.

The Infrared Inspection can provide immediate feedback, even for large areas. Thermal imaging is also a great way to document evidence for your insurance claim. With today’s infrared technology they can be completed in a fraction of the time, we can often make an immediate assessment.


We can also help you in these areas:

  • Electrical panel boxes are operating properly under load, no overloaded circuits.
  • Animals, birds’ nests in ceiling or walls, that funny odor in a room you cannot explain.
  • Find the source of water leaks from plumbing systems, roof leaks, and window/door leaks.
  • Why is this room so cold, is the insulation installed properly in the walls?
  • Hydronic heating systems that have leaks or blocked lines in concrete, infrared can find the spot.
  • Electric heated floor/wall system is not operating; infrared can help find the break in the system.

Still not sure what an infrared survey can do for you, call or email us for a consultation to discuss your concern. We can review options and advise on how to get started.

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Contact Info

Serving the St. Louis Metro Area, including St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson counties.

3209 Meeker ST
St Charles MO 63301
Phone: (314) 800-5731