2009 Mdu Probe Comparative Analysis Report
Comparative study; between two WSG reports on the same house using conventional invasive investigation and an investigation based on a moisture detection probes installation
In 2009, a report was commissioned by the Department of Building and Housing (DBH) to analyse the effectiveness of the Mdu Probe System compared to their own standard WHRS-stype destructive testing. This analysis was conducted by Alan Light (Building Surveyor) and produced a report titled: “Comparative study; between two WSG reports on the same house using conventional invasive investigation and an investigation based on a moisture detection probes installation” and published May 2009. The Step Up Group obtained this report via Official Information Act and is available on the Step Up Group website here. One of its conclusions and recommendations to the DBH showed that the Mdu Probe data was comparative with standard WHRS inspection in regards to the information gathered and the outcomes reached from correct interpretation of the information: The two reports arrive at similar recommendations and costs of remediation work. The reports are complimentary and supportive. The probes confirm the adequate performance in parts of the dwelling not tested by the conventional investigation. This is important in terms of the scope of targeted repairs that both approaches conclude and confidence in this approach.