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Thermal Scanning of a 30 year old plus bulit-up roof in a strip mall

In early summer, CCPC was called upon to inspect a strip mall with 4 retail units in it. At the time, the price of a barrel of oil was at the highest, around US$140; so I suggested to the purchaser to have the roof scanned since the building is over thirty years old.

We inspected the interior and found some stained ceiling tiles that was quite common. The tenant apparently has told the purchaser the roof has been replaced.

So, by the time I went up to the roof, we found the roof was replaced partially - the leaky portions were replaced but the other two parts were not. And they were in poor shape.

Thus, I recommended to the purchaser that I should do the thermal scan after sundown.

Subsequently that evening, with my powerful, high-resolution infrared camera I was able to provide enough evidence for the purchaser of the wet insulation of the remaining original roofs.

In essence, I was able to help out a purchaser in documenting and sustaining evidence that parts of the built-up roof have surpassed the end its useful life and require updating as soon as possible.

The purchaser was successful in reducing the price of the mall around $ 25,000.

Contact: Roy Chan info@ccpci.ca

Special Project
How to find out a middle basement leak?

Just last September, for an investigation project CCPC was hired to find a basement leak located in the middle of the basement during a heavy rain storm.

After I arrived the house and sitting down wit ht he tenant to tell me the story of the leak. He was saying that it has leaked a few times recently that is why the drywall and carpet around the stairwell were still wet.

We went down and took a look. I approached the leak with skepticism. Normally, moisture seepage is coming through the exterior walls, how it ended up in the middle of the room? What is going on? I applied the thermal imager and confirmed the carpet and drywalls around the stairwell were wet.

Next, I went outside to check for any exterior cracks on the foundation walls and there were no major, usual cracks that might cause seepage into the basement.

Then, I went back to the basement. After spending some time down there, I heard water dripping noise somewhere and I searched for it. What I found was a laundry hose inserted into the floor drain and was still dripping inside the cold room.

Again, I applied my thermal imager to the dripping water and found the temperature to be quite warm. I used my hand to test and confirmed it was warm water.

What happen was that someone did not turn off the hot water tap completely leaving the water drip and subsequently it overflow the drain and back up. That is why the middle of the basement has moisture.

This is another good application for using a thermal imager!

Contact: Roy Chan info@ccpci.ca

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