Aerial thermal imaging, visible imaging
The thermal image shows large areas of anomalies on a building that is only 4 years old. Destructive testing later confirmed pooling of moisture trapped in between the membrane and insulation as well as the beginning of organic growth. This warehouse measuring approximately 675,000 square feet was scanned in less than an hour using visual and thermal imaging to achieve side-by-side images and videography.
Detect Trapped Moisture
See what the human eye cannot with thermal imaging.
(Top) Water trapped under and near roof patches from previous repairs that were made. Identical top-bottom images showing water trapped inside Polyisocyanurate insulation. This was only found using thermal imaging since this the water could not be seen with the naked eye.
(Bottom) Visual images show, for comparison, how much more difficult anomaly detection is without thermal imaging. The roof patch shown in the bottom right circle of the visible image implies there was a previous problem that needed repair. This repair was not completed correctly and continued to trap moisture and cause increasing damage to the roofing system below.
(Above) A small puncture in the roof membrane can cause a substantial amount of damage below. Scissors shown for scale. Destructive testing done at the perimeter of the anomaly shows moisture traveled through the fiberboard and almost completely saturated the area, confirming the presence of water trapped within the roof system. Further testing showed the area tested is completely saturated.