A rigorous visual inspection allows us to move forward when it is possible to preserve certain expensive components that can be difficult to see or attain. As a result of this inspection, we must carry out more thorough analyses, which may include a thermographic study.
Thermography is a technique for recording the temperature of objects and materials using infrared rays. Infrared cameras record the temperature of the surfaces tested at different points and reproduce these measurements in a thermal image formally called a thermogram.
Observing the warmer or colder surface points allow us to reveal the various deficiencies.
Thermography thus detects impairments relating to the waterproofing or thermal efficiency behind the coatings, in a non-destructive manner.
Technique for recording the temperature of objects and materials using infrared rays.
Infrared cameras can spot several anomalies such as:
- A failure in the waterproofing or in the thermal insulation of the building envelope
- Water infiltration into a foundation or roof
- Condensation in a wall
- A leak in a heating system
- And more…
Thermogram analysis is complex and the interpretation of the data considers several factors, which is why experienced and qualified technicians must carry out these studies. The images are obtained and interpreted by experts certified by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). Level 1 certification is required for camera use and Level 2 certification for report writing. At Superteck, the thermographs assigned to the different files hold both required certifications.
Experienced and qualified technicians carry out these studies.
Once camera scanning and data analysis is complete, we will provide a detailed report that contains:
- Infrared and digital photos showing the identified problems
- An explanation of observed phenomena or construction details
- Diagrams illustrating the problem and the corrective measures to be applied
- An explanation of the proposed correction methods and their implications