Bill Ditchey
Central Pennsylvania


Cornerstone Home Inspection is one of the few home inspection companies that utilizes Infrared Thermal Imaging Technology.  In fact, less than five percent of the home inspection companies use this technology. Its benefits are substantial. My standard inspection uses Infrared Imaging to check for water leaks from toilets and sinks that are invisible to the naked eye. This service is provided free of charge to my customers. My premium inspection includes a building envelope inspection that includes exterior walls (weather permitting), interior walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows, and the foundation for a reasonable fee when done at the time of your home inspection. The use of Infrared allows me to offer you significant advantages over typical inspection companies. The moisture, insulation, and electrical problems I find using Infrared Imaging can save you hundreds of dollars.  Moisture problems can lead to mold growth causing a health hazard. Missing or poor insulation allow energy loss and contributes to high energy costs. Electrical problems can be a serious safety concern.

What is Thermal Imaging?

Thermal imaging is an effective, non-destructive method for detecting potential problem areas. Thermal imaging cameras look at naturally emitted infrared or "heat" radiation. The infrared camera emits no radiation and is not x-ray vision. Under the right conditions anomalies can be detected that would otherwise remain hidden from a visual inspection alone.

What are the uses of Thermal Imaging?

* Finding hidden moisture in walls ceilings and under floors

* Leaking roofs

* Broken water pipes

* Water soaked areas that are not visibly seen

* Overheated electrical switches & outlets



Photos taken using thermal imaging cameras by Fluke

A Thermal Imaging inspection is an inexpensive way to detect problems that if not addressed soon, could end up costing thousands of dollars in repair or added energy costs. When the safety and piece of mind factors are figured in, a Thermal Imaging Inspection is priceless.


U.S. Department Of Energy Now Recommends That A Thermographic Scan Be Preformed Before All Home Purchases.