Using Thermography in Building Science allows the evaluation of a structure and the performance of the components of that structure. Infrared Thermal Imaging can provide accurate and detailed information not visible to the human eye. This Infrared technology reveals what we cannot see by measuring the temperature variances of a viewed object in relation to its surroundings.
Infrared thermography can identify exact areas of moisture intrusion so they can be repaired or replaced with a minimum expenditure of time and money. Instead of replacing the whole wall, ceiling or floor, monies are saved by only replacing the areas damaged or needing repair.
Thermal imaging can trace the moisture to it’s suspected source using the temperature differences projected by the object.
This digital photo and infrared thermal image are of the same corner in a room. The moisture intrusion found in this corner is his due to ice damming on the roof. Visually the sheet rock at this ceiling appears to be normal, however the Thermal Image reveals that there is moisture intrusion from a open roof flashing.
If this intrusion is allowed to continue, a water stain will eventually appear on the sheet rock ceiling.
This is an example of the building envelope allowing warm air to escape and cold air to intrude.
This building is less than two years old.
The owner would have a significant justification to ask the general contractor to look into these anomalies.
Infrared thermography used the temperature variances existing in the concrete floor to find this leak in the radiant heat system.
- Infrared technology can save time and money by identifying the location of the radiant floor leak so the whole floor doesn’t have to be removed or disturbed for repair.
- Thermal imaging can tell us where the radiant floor coils are and in which direction they are running.
- Confirming the heating system is working as designed.
- This technology can confirm tube spacing in a radiant heat system design.
Do you have concerns about your electrical panel?
Are you aware of a circuit overload?
Do your breakers trip often?
Infrared thermal imaging can evaluate your breaker panel and electrical wiring using temperature variances to determine if a breaker is overheating or working properly.
- Infrared thermography is a preventative maintenance tool used in both residential and business realms for identifying possible issues.
- By having an Infrared Thermal Assessment performed on your electrical system, you will know if you have a breaker or wire that is overheating and could fail or be the cause of a fire.
- The human eye cannot see the object heating up to the point of failure. Infrared Technology can help identify these overheating concerns before they get to that point.