Thermal Imaging Inspection Services

Commercial Roofs | Commercial Facades

Commercial Building Envelope Moisture Testing

IR Aerials is a leader in thermal commercial building inspections. Our service offerings go beyond just providing infrared surveys as we strive to give you a comprehensive understanding of your commercial roof or facade’s condition. In addition to thermal imaging, we offer non-destructive moisture meter testing, moisture probe testing and exterior visual studies observing for openings that would allow moisture to penetrate the structure. When our process is completed, our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive understand of your roof or facades condition whether you are processing an insurance claim, performing routine maintenance, considering repair/ replacement options or for manufacturer warranty purposes. Many of our routine clients find this service proves to be invaluable. Our team is based out of Lakeland, FL and Dallas, TX as we provide these inspection services throughout the country for our clients. We regularly serve communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and more.

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Drone Facade Surveys

Using both visible and thermal imaging, we can help determine the extent of moisture damage in wall structures from external opening.s

Commercial Thermal Roof Scans

Commercial low sloped and flat roof structures are often prime candidates for a successful infrared inspection. We regularly inspect new and old Mod-Bit, Gravel BUR, TPO, EPDM and other roof structures for the purpose of identifying moisture within the roof structure. Our process provides a great visual representation of where moisture exists and just how much. Once moisture is tested and confirmed, we can mark the roof accordingly and process a detailed report.

Commercial Facade Thermal Scans

We deploy drones with infrared and visible imagers to document and survey walls and facade structures for suspected moisture intrusion and observe external conditions. A thermal facade inspection is effective on concrete masonry, stucco, block walls and other structures. Our drones are capable of documenting in detail sealant, grout, observing hairline cracks in stucco and more.

Commercial Roof Maintenance Program

Maintaining your assets is crucial for making that investment continue to work for you. CEO’s have a huge responsibility for ensuring their companies experience minimal down time in their operations. Your roof and building envelope takes a beating from mother nature on a daily basis and requires regular preventative maintenance to ensure it keeps those elements out of the building. Our program efficiently and cost effectively helps you understand property conditions and expedites the inspection process.


We provide a “one-call solution” for companies who need to be more operationally efficient and who want to utilize drone technology to a competitive advantage. Drone imagery can save valuable time and money, reduce potential workplace injuries, increase accuracy and provide better documentation.

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How It Works

In order to complete a thermal scan that produces valuable results, you have to understand the science behind the concept and know the technological capabilities of the equipment being used. Factors such as weather and known construction play a crucial role in interpreting the data collected from a thermal imaging inspection.
“Thermal Imaging” is defined as the technique of using the heat given off by an object to produce an image of it or to locate it. Simply put, when we take an infrared image of a structure, we are simply documenting the surface temperatures of that object. Every building we inspect produces different results. Even if 2 buildings right next to each other are constructed the same, experiencing nearly the same elements mother nature throws at it, they can still produce much different results.
ASTM International produces standards and publications for inspection processes and procedures for professionals to follow in the field to achieve the best possible results from the inspection process. We follow ASTM standards when it comes to thermal imaging (C1153-10), moisture probe testing and moisture meter testing (D7877-14) to provide you with consistency in our deliverables.
Thermal imaging is a powerful resource for helping to understand the extent of moisture damage within a commercial roof or facade visually. Our philosophy is unique. I believe an infrared thermographic survey is a tool that can provide value on every inspection project, but should rarely be used as a stand alone inspection resource. When we get involved in an inspection in the early phases, we recommend the thermal imaging inspection to be completed first to identify where we suspect the presence of moisture. The next steps should be to perform further destructive and non-destructive testing to validate whether or not the areas are wet that are suspect and understand the construction.
We have an array of equipment and technology to help identify and validate moisture in flat or low sloped roofs and walls. For large commercial roof structures and walls we deploy DJI Matrice 200 and 210 series drones with Zenmuse XT 640R and X5S cameras. We can perform a thermographic roof survey up to 800,000 sq’ in 1 night depending on the known construction. Our hand held thermal imagers for doing on roof inspections provide the highest resolution available on the market today. The Tramex RWS is a high quality non-destructive moisture meter designed to detect moisture in roofs and walls. When we need to perform minimally invasive destructive testing, we deploy a Flir MR77 to perform moisture probe testing, moisture meter testing, temperature testing and moisture/ humidity testing. For projects contracted for maintenance purposes, we provide services marking the roof where we observe moisture damage so the areas can be easily located on the roof.
IR Aerials provides thermal moisture surveys for commercial roof and wall structures.
Structures Insepct
Thermal imaging is a powerful resource for helping to understand the extent of moisture damage within a commercial roof or facade visually. Our philosophy is unique. I believe an infrared thermographic survey is a tool that can provide value on every inspection project, but should rarely be used as a stand alone inspection resource. When we get involved in an inspection in the early phases, we recommend the thermal imaging inspection to be completed first to identify where we suspect the presence of moisture. The next steps should be to perform further destructive and non-destructive testing to validate whether or not the areas are wet that are suspect and understand the construction.
We regularly work with roofing contractors, engineers, consultants, architects, lawyers, public adjusters, insurance carriers, property owners and more to perform thermal commercial building envelope inspections.

visible imaging, we have the ability to identify hairline fractures, hail dents and damage, openings in failing sealants and grout, observe dislodged stone or masonry, document wind damage, identify where suspected moisture exists in certain facade and roof structures, determine if bearing pads are displaced, provide aerial maps with a 1-5cm of relative accuracy and more. Thermal imaging allows us to identify where we suspect moisture to be present in building envelopes. Once we have identify where we suspect moisture, we then can perform physical testing such as core samples, moisture probe tests and non- destructive moisture meter tests to confirm the presence of moisture. Once this data is correlated with the opening that is allowing moisture to get in, the condition of a roof or structure can be very difficult to argue with.

 

Who We Work With

We routinely work with Lawyers, Public Insurance Adjusters, Insurance Companies, Roofing Companies, Building Envelope and Roofing Consultants, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Department of Transportation, Commercial Property Owners, Land and Ranch Owners, Wind Turbine Companies and much more.

Why Choose IR Aerials for Your Aerial Inspection Needs?

We understand your needs as a business and know how to make drone technology become an invaluable asset to be added to your tool belt. Our team is dedicated to providing you value on every project and will go above and beyond to do so. This is a young industry and we are human, we are prone to make mistakes. But its what you do with those mistakes that can set you apart from the pack.

 

Here at IR Aerials, we care. You are not just another project to us. We value the opportunity to work with every one of our clients. Our goal is to provide you with tangible value, not just be another expense on the books. If you ever have an issue or are unhappy with our deliverables, we will do everything we can to make sure the job gets done right, no matter what it takes.

We understand your business needs for deploying drones and other aerial applications to a competitive advantage. Yes, drones do a lot of really cool things, but that is not a good enough reason to  take advantage of the technology. Every business needs to look at what they spend money on and ask what value it brings. We help you understand the value aerial imaging will or will not bring to a particular situation or company. A lot of what we provide saves the end client a lot of time and money on projects in spite of the cost associated with deploying this technology.

 

IR Aerials operates legally and is fully insured. This is incredibly important. Not only do we have federal regulations to abide by, but there are now state drone regulations in place regulating privacy concerns and what you can or cannot document. You need to protect your clients from liability. In the event something goes wrong and the drone crashes causing damage or injury, you will want to make sure the operator you hired meets those requirements. We cary $1mil in liability to protect you no matter what happens.

What are the benefits of working with us?

Our company exists because other companies are continually seeking solutions for their businesses, some of which include:

  • Nationwide Service
  • Operational efficiency
  • Property surveillance
  • Cost containment
  • Employee safety
  • Management of man hours
  • Engagement of new technologies
  • Greater precision on menial tasks