Structural Issues Behind Finished Walls

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Not only am I able to detect problematic foundations, but I’m also able to view the framing members and structural components behind your finished walls. In order to do this, it’s crucial to have a temperature difference of at least ten degrees Fahrenheit between inside and outside temperatures. This difference of temperature allows me to thermally see the structural members through conduction of the exterior temperature. If there any concealed issues within the structural framing, it will show differences in thermal capacity, conductivity, and other intrinsic qualities on my camera screen.

Under the right conditions, any missing or improperly fastened studs and framing members, and portions of those structural components which are damaged or installed improperly (to the extent that their intrinsic qualities are significantly changed), can be obviously detected with thermal imaging. Now isn’t it fantastic to be able to actually observe the structure (temperature differentials) behind the walls and ceilings of your home, thereby exposing any concealed issues?

Call me today and I’ll slowly walk you through your home while you observe this amazing technology.


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This homeowner waited too long

rotted structure


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Infrared imaging will expose your wall cavities

detect studs and wiring

You can clearly see here that infrared (thermal) imaging will detect all wall construction (and insulation) behind your walls

detect wall studs



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Dave also does basic home inspections but we hired him for his home infrared scan service to find out where we have cold leaks in our house.

Dave did an excellent job. Responded to calls quickly. Arrived on time. Was very thorough. The best part is that he sent us an incredibly comprehensive multi-page report of his recommendations and pictures he took of every area of our house showing just wear the cold leaks were. He suggested the best ways to address each area. I think he provides a very valuable service to homeowners.


Donna Cognac

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