Quickly Assess the Condition of a Building Facade in Minutes using Drones
Drone façade inspections are NOT about using some fancy new technology simply because it’s new. It’s about using the right tool for the job. You wouldn’t hammer a nail with a broom handle, would you? No, you would use a hammer.
Drones are designed specifically to capture photos and video at heights, that’s what they do. If you want to investigate the exterior of your building the best tool to do this inspection work is a drone.
Yes, to an extent a sophisticated camera with large lenses will work however, the angle introduced may convey poor information. It’s not possible to use a ground-based system to get a perpendicular view to properly assess displacements, nor is it possible to view damage from directly above looking down using a ground-based system.
A drone facade inspection is fast and inexpensive by comparison and will pay dividends. It will allow you to fix minor issues before they become major, expensive issues.
Common defects that we can help you identify during a facade inspection are wide and vertical cracks, cracks near the corner of a building, pieces of cladding or building material that is out of plane with the rest of the façade, cracked sealant joints, separation or cracks in sills, motor joint erosion, blistering or peeling paint, etc.
Why would you conduct a façade inspection?
In a word, “gravity”.
Façade and cladding issues have the potential to impact public safety and can be a significant source of liability. However, you can substantially reduce your civil and legal liability if you are made aware of the issue via a drone façade inspection AND take immediate corrective action to protect the public. It should be noted that in some cases, as in Quebec for example, there is a legal requirement to inspect building facades every 5 years for buildings over 5 stories.
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