Case Study: Drone Roof Inspection in Coventry
Setup: In Coventry, a vibrant city in the heart of the West Midlands, InspectionPhotos.co.uk, a leading provider of comprehensive inspection services, undertook an advanced drone roof inspection project. We aimed to conduct a meticulous survey of a commercial property, utilising the latest aerial technology to ensure the structural integrity of the roofs and identify any potential issues before they escalated.
Flights: The proficient team at InspectionPhotos.co.uk skillfully manoeuvred the Matrice 300 drone, renowned for its robust capabilities and precise imaging. Adhering to stringent safety protocols, the drone was navigated to cover every aspect of the complex’s roofs, capturing detailed visuals from multiple angles and elevations.
Discoveries from the Drone Roof Inspection: Leveraging the Matrice 300’s advanced imaging capabilities, the inspection uncovered several critical areas of concern, including:
- Evidence of weathered and cracked shingles along the northeastern section of the primary building’s roof.
- Identifiable signs of water pooling and drainage challenges on the flat roofs of the warehouse annex.
- Noteworthy instances of loose flashing and deteriorating fascia boards on the southern facade of the administrative block.
These crucial findings emphasised the necessity of immediate intervention to mitigate potential structural damage and uphold the overall stability of the complex.
Proceeding with Aerial Images and Video: Using the comprehensive data provided by the Matrice 300, InspectionPhotos.co.uk compiled a detailed report. The report empowered the experienced surveyors at the company to devise a strategic plan for addressing the identified issues. The plan involved:
- Prioritising swift repairs for the weathered and cracked shingles to prevent water seepage and additional structural impairment.
- Implementing a comprehensive drainage system to eliminate water pooling and minimise risks of structural compromise due to water damage.
- Establishing a proactive maintenance regimen to monitor and attend to the loose flashing and deteriorating fascia boards, ensuring the long-term resilience of the entire complex.
Through the seamless collaboration between InspectionPhotos.co.uk and our RICS client, the project showcased the efficacy of merging cutting-edge technology with traditional inspection practices, resulting in improved efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and heightened safety standards.