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Stucco and Stone Construction Defects in Residential and Commercial Applications

The increased use of stucco and  stone facades on residential as well as commercial buildings invites the possibility of water intrusion if they are not properly installed. Infrared Technology can detect or verify moisture infiltration in these weatherproof systems. Windows and doors are one of the most common leak areas in stucco buildings. Leaks can occur in these areas for a variety of reasons, some examples:

Improper house wrap around doors and windows

Window and door units themselves leaking
Failed or improper joints and flashing
Missing or deficient  caulking around perimeter of window or doorframes and thresholds.


Hurricane Harvey Water Damage Detected with an Infrared Camera.


Water (blue area) in the ceiling and wall from a roof leak.

The infrared camera detected moisture (black  areas) beneath the windows. This was verified by a moisture meter.

Moisture from the balcony draining down into the fur down and columns below.

With an infrared camera, moisture meters, and specialized equipment, moisture content can be located and analyzed within the interior or exterior of a typical Houston house or building. Stucco, EIFS, sealants, plumbing, and flashing issues deficiencies are addressed. Our written and photographic report documents the location and will attempt to identify the source of any moisture intrusion. For more information on our inspection services including infra-red thermography and fees.
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Moisture intrusion and potential mold in walls, ceilings, insulation, and other building material - Infrared thermal imaging is much faster, nondestructive, and provides a much higher degree of accuracy and reliability in residential and commercial buildings than other moisture detection technologies used to trace the source and scope of water intrusion and related damages. Also, it can assist in stopping the potential mold outbreak that is associated with moisture intrusion.
Some of the example pictures included in this page have an infrared picture that is overlaid onto a digital image or a digital picture was taken of the same area so you can see the location of the temperature anomaly/problem area and better understand the issue in question.

Residential water leaks - Water leaks can cause costly damage to a home's contents and discomfort to its inhabitants. Moisture intrusion in walls, insulation, and other building materials usually indicate leaking plumbing pipes (top center and matching right picture shows a water leak  in the wall, the purple color) or fixtures, air conditioner condensation problems caused by poorly install air-conditioning components (top left picture shows conditioned air leaking out of the ductwork that is poorly sealed), leaky exterior building components, these eventually could lead to water damage, mold, mildew and reduced structural strength of the building components. With infrared moisture intrusion inspection, it is possible to pinpoint and document areas of moisture intrusion in ceiling and walls.
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Commercial Flat Roofs - One of the highest cost of any commercial building or industrial facility is the roof. When moisture enters a flat roof system, it usually remains in the roof deck or insulation. This causes the roof materials to degrade and fail prematurely, especially the various insulation types located directly beneath the surface material (top left picture shows moisture in the roof deck). An infrared inspection can identify moisture-soaked insulation under a flat roof membrane (red color in  top right picture indicates moisture, top center picture shows the adjacent digital picture) where the water intrusion has occurred, permitting the surgical repair of failed areas rather than the much more costly replacement of the entire roof.
Residential Real Estate Inspections - A to Z Building Inspection Services offers infrared scans in conjunction with a residential structural and mechanical inspection. The service is provided by experienced Level II Thermographer that is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Real Estate Inspector. The additional infrared scan cost is almost always offset by the energy and construction deficiencies detected by the infrared camera, these deficiencies undiscovered could result in higher utility costs and other defects invisible to the naked eye under most circumstances.

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