Infrared is the best way to see the grouted cells, insulation and air-leakage in an entire wall section. Infrared testing can be performed at any time during the construction process, without delaying or interrupting any other trades or affecting the progress of the building.
You might think that the only way that one can know whether the grouted cells, bond beams, insulation and other components of a CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) wall are properly placed, is to open the wall with hammer or drill, where the grout or insulation is supposed to be and see if it is there. But, this destructive testing is inadequate because this sample size is much too small (often less than one ten thousandth of a percent). Also, the tiny sample does not show where blockages (to the proper filling of insulation) and/or too much grout exist. Infrared thermography provides full coverage inspection of the wall section, quickly and economically.
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When deficiencies are found, a report can be generated so that corrections can be made with surgical precision.
The owner gets what he paid for and designers can ‘literally’ see that their specifications have been followed.