A “Drone Roof Inspection” is the process of verifying the integrity of a building structure and ensuring safety for its occupants and people within its vicinity by using drones. Carrying out a physical inspection at a busy construction site can be dangerous and raise various safety concerns. GIS Drones Façade Inspection platform, operated by a one or two-man team, aims to slash the time taken to a few days using AI to mark Façade defects. With industrial drones to carry out inspection works, GIS Drones can easily acquire precise and accurate visual data; the data collected can be used for many purposes.

Rooftop Inspection

Maintenance inspection on high structures such as towers, roofs, and bridges incurs extra costs and causes issues with access arrangement and personnel working at height.

Drone inspection provides the fastest and easiest solution to acquire details of the structures; the engineer on the ground can receive real-time footage during the process.

Manual Inspection Vs Drone Inspection

Pain Areas (Manual Inspection)Solution (Drone Inspection)
Manual Process & Tedious Setup3 Days of Drone Inspection & Reporting
Can’t Visually Reach 100%50% Lower Costs in Building Inspection
Long Inspection Lead TimeLive-stream during drone inspection
Human ErrorsDigital Inspection Reports
4 Weeks To Conduct Visual InspectionOnline Platform for defect mapping
Expensive Equipment & LogisticsIncreased Worker Skills
Documentation Challenges80% Productivity For Visual Inspection

30 Types of building defects and roof materials that can be detected:

  • Concrete Crack
  • Water Stains
  • Paint Peeling
  • Moulding
  • Rust
  • Loose Sealant
  • Mould on Facade Rubber Gasket
  • Concrete Spalling
  • Paint Crack
  • Buckling
  • Vegetation
  • Disengagement
  • Wall Tile Crack
  • Corrosion
  • Surface discoloration
  • Missing facade attachment
  • Roof Tile Crack
  • Glass Crack
  • Paint Blisters
  • Block Wall Crack
  • Stains
  • Cracks
  • Worn Off Sealant
  • Trash
  • Water Leakage
  • Wall Opening
  • Streak marks
  • Water Ponding
  • Textures that can be identified: Concrete, Plaster, Steel, Bricks, Timber, GlassBrick Wall Crack

Use Case of a complete building inspection

From (Manual)To (Drones)
Paper-driven inspection reportsDigital inspection reports System-located to defect
Incoherent defect labelling and identificationMapping on Ortho-Facades
4 weeks to conduct a visual inspection3 days of inspection and reporting

Benefits of Drone Roof Inspection Service

Safer Workplace

Our solution improves safety by reducing work-at-height incidents through automated drone facade inspections that can reach elevated and hard-to-access areas.

Faster Inspections

Accelerate the building inspection process by over 70%. Automated drone scans and machine learning for quicker inspection turn-around times.

Highly Scalable

Scale your facility management and operational processes through actionable insights. Access the platform through web and mobile everywhere and anytime.

Lower Costs

Reduction of labour and equipment costs by over 50%. Achieve cost savings throughout the building lifecycle.

High Accuracy

Reduce human errors during building condition assessments through image analytics, digital workflows, documentation, and inspection visibility.

Validated by Professional Engineers

Our AI-enabled inspection results are reviewed and validated by professional building and construction industry engineers.

Frequently Asked Questions – WE HAVE GOT YOU COVERED 24/7

GIS Drones use machine learning algorithms to speed up the process of anomaly identification and provide an overview of defects on web-based dashboards.

Automated generated reports in various formats are also available for download, highlighting issues found on a building in a fraction of the time compared to current manual inspection processes.

Most solutions in the market are manual and require expensive scaffoldings, robes, or cranes. The rare few that engage drones are still very manual, requiring manual inspection of the collected images and data. GIS Drones automate the interpretation of the data and reporting through automated workflows reducing the time taken by over 80%. As a result, our clients have experienced over 50% cost savings and, most importantly, mitigated safety challenges with work-at-height.

Schedule a call with GIS Drones to help you with the end-to-end process and provide you with a detailed inspection report for your maintenance team.

Contact us so we can share real-life case studies of the Facade Inspection at info@gisdrones.com.

GIS Drones prices are affordable. After conducting the market research, we are confident that the total drone inspection cost will be at least 50% less than the manual inspection cost.

It depends on the complexity of the building and the number of images. For example, a building with 12 floors will take approximately 2 days of drone inspection and 5 days to provide the final inspection report.

You will receive an inspection report that detects 30 types of anomalies and defects in the building exterior. The anomalies will be identified according to their severity level and marked accurately and graphically on the building faces for easy identification. And you will have access to the platform 24/7.

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