A thermographic survey of the building envelope can provide valuable insight into the quality, performance and integrity of the construction details. It is an ideal non destructive method for detecting defects and assessing the quality of workmanship for new construction and renovations. Issues associated with improper installation, poor design or defective building products such as moisture ingress, air leakage and irregular thermal bridging can be detected with thermography. Whether you are commissioning a new build or performing a pre or post-retrofit evaluation of an older building, an infrared inspection is an invaluable part of the process. With thermography, it is possible to verify proper installation and assess performance of insulation, air and vapour barriers, windows and doors etc. We can also evaluate structural components such as reinforcing elements of concrete masonry unit assemblies.
By creating positive or negative pressure in the building, results are significantly enhanced during thermographic surveys. We can even perform quantitative depressurization tests to assess air leakage and suggest a remedial plan for improving the energy efficiency of any building.