Thermal Imaging Inspection Services

Building Envelope Inspections | Bridge & Roadway Inspections

Solar Farm Inspections | Wildlife Conservation Surveys

Commercial Drone Inspection Services

IR Aerials is a leader in providing commercial inspection and surveying services for various applications throughout the country. Our team is comprised of experienced thermographers and drone operators, giving us a unique skill set that allows us to effectively perform inspection and surveying services on commercial roofs, commercial building envelopes, bridge & roadway structures, solar and wind farms, wildlife conservation opportunities, and much more. We deploy the latest in today’s moisture meter testing, moisture probe testing, thermal imagers, and drone technology to better help us understand present conditions. While our team is based out of Lakeland, FL, and Dallas, TX, our territory is not just limited to Florida and Texas as we are capable of providing inspection services on a national scale.

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Commercial Thermal Roof Inspections

IR Aerials provides detailed moisture mapping inspection services on commercial roof structures using drones (UAV’s) with thermal and visible imagers, moisture meters, and moisture probes throughout the Allen, Texas area. Our goal is to provide you with a good visual representation of the extent of moisture damage in your through non-destructive and minimally invasive testing methods. We regularly inspect new and old Mod-Bit, Gravel BUR, TPO, EPDM, and other roof structures to identify moisture within the roof structure. Our process delivers a great visual representation of where moisture exists and calculates how much damage is present. Once moisture is tested and confirmed, we can mark the roof accordingly and process a detailed report.

Commercial Facade Inspections

We deploy drones with infrared and visible imagers to document and survey walls and facade structures for suspected moisture intrusion and observe external conditions throughout the Allen, Texas area. A thermal facade inspection is effective on concrete masonry, stucco, block walls, and other structures. Through high-resolution visible (RGB) imaging, our drones are capable of documenting in detail sealant, grout, window, caulk, and other structural conditions. The resolution allows us to see and photograph hairline cracks and openings in facade structures. We can identify where we suspect moisture to be present within the walls through thermal imaging and highlight those areas for further testing to validate our findings.

Solar Farm Thermal Inspections

Large solar farm operations are growing in popularity as our country continues exploring alternative energy sources. Our drone equipment can efficiently perform thermal and visible inspections documenting the present conditions of large solar fields throughout Texas, Florida, and the United States. We are often asked to complete solar field inspections to ensure a newly constructed field is fully operational and working properly, inspect wind turbine blades and solar panels for storm and hail damage, and study solar panels for failing cells. The use of drones to complete these tasks is incredibly efficient and cost-effective compared to alternative inspection methods. Our team is capable of inspecting thousands of acres worth of panels in just a few days.

Bridge & Roadway Inspections

Our team specializes in deploying drones to help DOT’s and Engineering firms document road and bridge structures in the Allen and North Texas area. We can provide services inspecting bridge decks and roadways for de-laminations using thermal imaging, inspecting bearing pads, and documenting the undersides of bridges over waterways. Our team is highly skilled to be able to fly in tight spaces and difficult conditions. Our drone fleet is equipped with custom-built cages to protect the drones from close-quarters operations. Our goal is to replace the need to rent difficult-to-schedule sniffer trucks and reduce costs by expediting inspection processes, reducing or eliminating the need for lane closure times.

Drone Thermal Wildlife Surveys

Utilizing drones with thermal imagers is an ideal resource for effectively performing wildlife surveys for properties in North Texas. Our process is unique as it does not disturb the wildlife allowing us to more accurately count the total number of deer on the property and allows us to efficiently survey thousands of acres. Using thermal imaging at night helps us to make sure we don’t miss even the most concealed deer hiding in densely wooded areas. Not only do you get a more accurate population count, but you get a more valuable deliverable as we video the entire inspection process for detailed review and analysis from the office. We work all over the country with both government and private entities providing more accurate data on wildlife populations.

Other Drone Inspection Services

Our drone-based inspection capabilities go beyond the list of services you see here. Our technology is capable of capturing visible (RGB) imagery with a minimum resolution of 20MP and 4k video footage. Our thermal imaging resolution capability is radiometric 640×512. With our diverse drone fleet, we can help with a number of different types of inspection services such as wind turbines, communication towers, aerial mapping, oil and gas, electrical, utility, and much more. Whether you are in need of detailed documentation or analysis, we can help. We know how to deploy drone technology to provide value in quite a few industries as we strive to deploy the latest drone technology available on the market. Our team is experienced and knowledgeable as we strive to think of new ways drones can benefit your industry.

Learn how the IR Aerials team can help you perform inspection services deploying drone and moisture testing technology throughout the country

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How Thermal Imaging Works

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 many 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. We deploy DJI Matrice 200 and 210 series drones with Zenmuse XT 640R and X5S cameras for large commercial roof structures and walls. We can perform thermographic roof surveys at a much more efficient rate than traditional handheld survey methods. Our handheld thermal imagers for doing 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.

Why Choose IR Aerials for Your Aerial Inspection Needs?

Our team is comprised of highly skilled and experienced UAV pilots and thermographers. While our primary in-house service offerings include moisture mapping of commercial and roof facade structures, we have a network with a plethora of experience and expertise to help you consider and further explore the results from our surveys. Our goal is to help you at any point in the process of understanding conditions for full repair or replacement.

We are constantly pursuing educational opportunities to learn as much as we can about the industries we serve. The world is a constant revolving door of change. If you can’t stay up with the times, you can quickly become irrelevant. In an effort to provide the best service possible, we are constantly working to keep ahead of the technological curve in the industry as we provide drone based inspection services.

Industries & Markets Served

We routinely work with Commercial Property Owners, Lawyers, Insurance Adjusters, Public Insurance Adjusters, Insurance Carriers, Commercial Roofing Companies, Building Envelope and Roofing Consultants, Contractors, Engineers, Architects, Department of Transportation and much more. We provide commercial moisture mapping services in the Dallas Ft Worth, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio areas of Texas. In Florida, we serve the Tampa Bay, Orlando, Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville communities.

IR Aerials provides services for various companies throughout the country.

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