Infrared Moisture Surveying
The recurrence theorem implicates that physical status of an isolated system shall return to equilibrium due to entropic degradation and (or) natural process given the sufficient coefficient of time. This theorem, in conjunction to the second law of thermodynamics stating that “the total entropy of an isolated system of particles can never decrease over time,” is the foundation for the widespread adaptation of thermographic instrumentation uses throughout various industries.
When these principals are applied to material sciences interpretations of this law the assertion is that the critical status of a given system can be approximated through the emission of thermographic radiation as observed through the electromagnetic spectrum. This phenomenon when exploited through capable hands required to accurately define emissivity and absorptivity control parameters enables the early detection of a system’s performance and expected life-cycle with far greater precision and accuracy than that which could be observed through the visual spectrum.
Structural Technologies’ heritage of producing accurate cost-effective building analysis and solutions for our clients has led us to invest considerable time and resources into the mastery of these systems. Since adopting these instruments into our work processes, Structural Technologies has deployed thousands of experimental and diagnostic tests concluding that not only is this technology a viable alternative to traditional methods of material testing but when used at scale, the implications of this technology as a resource is profound. Structural Technologies’ utilization of this technology, in conjunction with our inspection protocols, greatly enhances the capacity and efficiency of gathering conclusive evidence of an existing system’s conditions for accurate prognosis. Consequently, Structural Technologies can advise our clients in a proactive manner to initiate appropriate measures of critical maintenance to prolong a systems lifespan, prevent future replacement and in some cases, avoid costly restoration mishaps.
These tools see light that is in the heat spectrum and undetectable to the naked eye. The resulting infrared moisture surveying images on the video or film record the temperature of the building’s skin recording variances in temperature on a spectrum for analysis. Through understanding thermodynamics and the composition and physics of property / building components, Structural Technologies can utilize this tool to detect moisture intrusion in buildings by accessing thermal patterns.
- The ability to pinpoint thermal anomalies indicative of water and moisture intrusion in buildings allows Structural Technologies to accurately locate missing or deficient insulation, fenestration system energy loss and determine component failure resulting water intrusion on flat and shingle roof systems with our infrared moisture surveying
- Structural Technologies, Inc. will provide an infrared moisture surveying of the existing building components to detect thermal anomalies indicative of moisture infiltration. The thermographer uses an infrared imaging camera to see thermal energy emitted from an object or surface. The recorded difference in heat signatures shows the thermographer problem areas such as: moisture/water intrusion, insulation deficiencies, structural issues as well as building / home energy loss.
- Structural Technologies, Inc. will provide a written summary condition report which including repair and/or reconstruction recommendations and budget estimates for the restoration of building components.
- This summary will include repair and maintenance schedules prioritized to optimize and extend the useful life of the building components.