Drone inspection of the inflated roof canopies above The Malls Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire
Once the photographs had been taken, they were individually edited to strengthen the contrast (making the holes / depressions in the surface easier to see) and to ensure the brightness / colour balance was the same, and also annotated in accordance with the numbering system for the inflated pockets, as shown below. This means that the maintenance staff can very easily identify which pockets require immediate attention / repairs, which require monitoring, and which are unaffected.
“We are now working with Horizon Imaging to perform quarterly inspections of our inflated roof canopies which are suffering continuous damage from seagulls pecking holes in the membrane. The drone’s point of view allows us to easily identify the location and severity of the holes and get them repaired before the damage becomes too serious. The quality of the pictures is excellent, as is the service from Horizon Imaging — the alternative method for inspecting the holes that we used in the past was a difficult and very expensive high access arrangement that would take several days to complete / map the locations of all the holes.”
Do you own or manage a large commercial building with a roof that is difficult / dangerous / impossible to access? Do you need to inspect the roof of your building to maintain its structural integrity as part of a legal lease agreement? Give us a call today to have a chat about our range of inspection platforms and pricing packages — from a leaking chimney to inflated roofs covered in holes, we provide an affordable and rapid turn-around inspection service, capturing the photographic evidence you need to put the problem right.
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