Exterior Building Inspections

February 2014

As condo buildings age and are exposed to the elements they require repair of cracks, caulking, deterioration and water damage.

Until recently the only way to detect these problems has been with a visual inspection.

Now a Toronto company offers a more extensive, reliable and less costly alternative.

FTD Highrise Inspection has introduced SAM; a robotic inspector that can crawl along the side of a building. SAM rides along cables positioned next to the building and

records everything it sees. Engineers can view this footage at a later date.

When compared to a visual inspection SAM is faster, can inspect an entire building, retains a record for future review and is less costly.

To learn more about SAM visit To see a video of SAM in action go to