Aerial photography, video and thermal imaging for damage inspection.

High winds can damage roofing. Weather Corrosion can weaken structural supports on bridges while heavy rain can cause structural issues with buildings and landslides. All of this must be inspected for damage and insurance purposes and drone surveys are the fastest, most accurate and safest method of aerial damage inspection that offers real cost savings over conventional inspection methods.

We are Balmore, an award winning drone survey and service provider. Working in Infrastructure, Utilities, Transportation and Energy sectors, we provide our clients with a class leading drone survey and inspection service that is ideal for reporting, damage inspection, monitoring and surveying structures that otherwise are difficult to access and/or costly to inspect.

Why are aerial drones best for damage inspection?

Equipped with thermal imaging cameras and HD video and photography lenses, our drones can quickly and easily conduct a fly over of a set location, taking thousands of images and video footage which, combined with GPS location tagging can then be processed in our award winning cloud based software. This can then produce detailed reports that can be easily shared and past onto relevant parties to be actioned where required.

When, for example, a railway bridge support beam has suffered damage because of corrosion. This level of damage may actually be relatively small and the best course of action is to monitor the issue to see how it develops. With a drone inspection, we can conduct a set flight path and take the required video, photography and thermal imaging required to complete a report. We can then return a set time later and conduct the exact same flight path using GPS tracking so that we can overlap data and present accurate monitoring of any points of interest. This allows our customers to be able to closely monitor any damage areas of a structure and more effectively plan out when scheduled maintenance and repairs can and should take place. This simple process or advanced planning can offer huge financial savings where operational downtime can be minimalised and reactive repairs are not required.

Monitoring and inspection structural elements of buildings, bridges, powerlines etc is both the safest option and the smartest option. Being able to conduct damage inspection, spot issues quickly and monitor them regularly has proven time and time again to be the best method for increasing safety and decreasing costs for repairs.