What is a drone building inspection and what is it used for
The process of conducting a drone building inspection is similar to that of carrying out a traditional visual inspection, but the drone’s camera will serve as the inspector’s eyes. Instead of physically inspecting each asset and area of a building, the inspector can remain relatively stationary and fly the drone to get a close-up view of the structure.
As the operator conducts a building inspection by drone, the camera attached to it will be able to provide a good view of all sides of the structure. The camera will take photos or videos of the building, which can then be reviewed later to look for any damage or defects. Some drones models also have special features such as ultrasonic and thermal sensors, which can provide additional data that inspectors can use for their analysis and recommendations.
The use of building inspection drones is a growing trend, as they can provide a safer and more efficient way to inspect buildings. Drones can be easily manoeuvred to both the exterior and interior of buildings. They can also get close to potential problem areas to get a better view, without putting inspectors in harm’s way.
The benefits of using drone inspections for your property
Drones have several advantages over traditional inspection methods. First, drones are more efficient and can cover greater surface areas. It cannot be avoided that some areas of a building are not easily accessible to an inspector, such as the roof, skylight, or high-rise windows. A drone won’t have the same physical limitations so it can quickly and easily get to these places to check for any damage. You can easily conduct roof inspections with drones without needing additional equipment such as ladders or scaffolding.
Second, drones can provide a better view of potential problem areas. With zoom functionality, they can get up close to a problem area and take high-resolution photos and videos that can be examined later. This is especially helpful for hard-to-reach areas that may pose a danger if inspected manually. In general, aerial inspections with the use of a drone will be safer for the technician.
Another benefit of drone-based inspections is faster data collection. It saves a lot of time for both the inspector and the customer. The inspector won’t have to spend time installing platforms or scaffolding just to inspect hard-to-reach areas. They can just send the drone up to capture and collect the data. For customers, there will be less disruption in your operations since the inspection can be done quickly and efficiently.
You can also save a lot of money in the long run. Through drone building inspections, you will have photos and videos that you can use to keep better maintenance records. It will be easier to monitor the wear and tear of building assets and plan for their maintenance and repair accordingly.
What our drone inspection reports provide
During drone building inspections, our operator will carry out a thorough examination of the property. The drone will be equipped with a high-resolution camera to capture any areas of concern. The operator will also take note of any potential hazards that may pose a danger to people or assets. After the inspection, you will receive a comprehensive report detailing all the findings.
The report will include:
1. Images of defects needing attention
2. Description of the defects and their probable impact
3. Summary to emphasise the most important issues
4. An HTML and/or PDF version
We are the leading drone inspections provider in Australia
Though drones can be used by anyone, only a qualified technician will be able to use drones for structural inspection. This is because there are many safety hazards associated with flying a drone near buildings. At Effective Building & Consultancy, we have a team of qualified engineers who have the experience and expertise to safely and effectively carry out building inspections using drones. We are also knowledgeable and compliant with the regulations set by the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR), which govern the use of drones in Australia.
Effective Building & Consultancy is a leading provider of aerial drone inspections in greater Sydney and surrounding areas. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, we have a solid foundation when it comes to building inspection services and have invested in new technologies such as drones to further improve the quality and range of our services. We are fully insured and use stringent safety standards to ensure the safety of our clients, our staff, and the general public.
When you choose Effective Building & Consultancy for your drone building inspections, you can expect:
1. Professional asset management, audit and reporting
2. Easy-to-use report within 48 hours of your initial call
3. Details and visual records of defects or structural problems
4. Cost analysis and recommendations for repair works
Major areas our drone building inspections will analyse
With the use of our high-quality drones, Effective Building & Consultancy can guarantee that every nook and cranny of your building is inspected. We check for cracks or fissures in the foundation, missing or damaged roof tiles, guttering and downpipe issues, and possible problems with windows, doors, and frames.
Our drone building inspections will analyse the following areas:
- Facades or exterior walls
- Balcony and facade soffits
- Exterior doors and window frames
- Guttering and downpipes
- Retaining walls
- and more!
Our drones will be able to capture these areas at different angles and provide a 3D view of your building so you can see exactly what needs to be repaired.