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Damp Proofing Bletchley Buckinghamshire (MK3): Having problems with damp in your home in Bletchley can contribute to major structural and health problems, as well as being unsightly in appearance. Peeling wallpaper and ugly damp patches can conceal a much more serious issue which, if not dealt with quickly, could cost thousands to repair. It's far more cost effective in the long run to bring in a certified Bletchley damp proofing specialist to check out your home, and offer a complete damp proofing treatment for your property.

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With regards to dampness in Bletchley homes, there are essentially 3 principal classifications:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


Below you'll find information on what might be causing damp problems in your home or business in Bletchley, and exactly how you can set about rectifying them.


Common external factors that may cause penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall problems, cracked or loose roof tiles, defective guttering and unsound brickwork. From within, leaking or burst pipes, overflowing sinks or bathtubs and damaged shower trays, can contribute to penetrating damp. If left unresolved, broken or blistering plaster, dark damp patches on walls and peeling or bubbling paintwork, will be the obvious signs of water soaking into the walls and woodwork.

Wet rot can develop in the timbers of your roof if you've got a leaky roof that is been neglected for a while. Though it doesn't spread into the brickwork, wet rot can cause the timber in your roof to become structurally unsound, and in the worst case you might even need a new roof - extremely expensive! If black fungus appears on any woodwork and the roof timbers feel "spongy" to touch, you might have the beginnings of wet rot.

You should not fret however, since to stop these problems from occurring, a few simple steps like inspecting pipes for leaks, repointing brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks should reduce such situations. A professional damp proofer in Bletchley will check all of these areas in order to help prevent any future problems, as an element of solving your dampness issues.


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Super easy to spot and a contributing factor to damp in a lot of Bletchley properties, condensation is incredibly common. When cool surfaces come into contact with moist, warm air, minute water droplets appear on those cold surfaces. In places with high humidity, as in: boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, condensation arises due to inadequate ventilation.

Basic strategies to prevent condensation include wiping away any droplets of water as they form and making sure there is adequate ventilation in the troublesome areas. This may require the updating or installation of air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans to help reroute the humid air to the outside of the building.

An in-depth damp proofing survey from a reliable Bletchley specialist might also find factors which give rise to the problem by sucking in moist air from outside. Airflow has to be properly regulated to adequately minimise condensation, and a knowledgeable damp proofing technician will offer advice and solutions on this matter.

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Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have been required to have a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your house was constructed before this time it's possible you may not have this installed. It's possible that your damp proof membrane or course may have been damaged if you are suffering with rising damp issues in a house built after this year.

Although quite difficult to distinguish, tide marks on walls, white powdery deposits forming on walls or being found on floor surfaces and rotten or crumbling skirting boards, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. Whilst the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indications of rising damp issues.

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Simply checking your home's external walls to spot if you've got a damp course can be one step towards managing your rising damp. It should be 150mm above ground level for adequate protection. If this isn't the situation you may be able to dig away the ground to generate this space, or if this is not feasible, you could put in a DPM (damp proof membrane) higher up.

If this is not the root cause of the problem and your damp proof membrane is in fact correct, there may be more problematic issues to deal with caused by the dampness rising up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing technicians in Bletchley can swiftly detect and eliminate rising damp problems using a number of different techniques. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be carefully injected into your walls if you've got an older house with no damp proof course, or one that's damaged over a substantial area. This entails drilling holes at evenly spaced intervals in your brickwork and the special cream injected with a nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

In situations where damp proofing cream injection isn't an appropriate remedy, or where the DPM is too seriously damaged, installing a whole new damp proof course might be neccessary. Regrettably this is the most extreme of repair works, but it could be the only answer to your rising damp.

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Painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion, is another possible solution for smaller areas of damp course damage. As this is going to be applied under your existing floor coverings, wooden flooring, tiles and carpeting will need to be lifted and moved before this procedure can commence. In cellar areas this is an especially effective treatment, and will form an integral part of the "tanking" procedure which is used to make rooms watertight. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Bletchley damp proof technician might suggest laying building paper (a foil backed specialist membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: Tanking a room, like a cellar or below ground area, is the process of coating any exposed surfaces with a watertight paint. All plaster and wall covering must be removed and the pertinent surfaces prepared correctly before any work begins, because this coating has to be applied at the base level of floors and walls. Once this paint has been put on, it should be permitted to dry completely before replastering the walls and decorating over the top of it. This is a highly disruptive process because it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, and it's wise to get more than one expert opinion on whether this is the only solution to your rising damp.


Condensation issues can certainly be improved by the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way to remove moisture from the air. The fact that they merely mask the cause of the damp and don't cure it, is the main disadvantage with the use of dehumidifiers. To get the most reliable advice if you're suffering with mould or damp in any part of your property, you should speak to an experienced damp proofing company in Bletchley.


The most trustworthy recommendations for local specialists when it comes to home improvements are generally friends and relatives. Before signing up for any damp proofing services, you should always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 estimates from various Bletchley companies. If you have any doubts about any damp proofing company you should ask to see evidence of qualifications and professional memberships.

Professional Bletchley damp proofing specialists ought to be registered members of either the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have qualifications from the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments) or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness (CSTDB).

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your selected damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has the necessary experience to perform a high quality damp proofing service. It also offers guarantees on any damp proofing work undertaken by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Bletchley and also in nearby places like: Water Eaton, Little Brickhill, Fenny Stratford, Furzton, Stoke Hammond, Mursley, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes, Beanhill, Newton Longville, Whaddon, Emerson Valley, as well as in these postcodes MK1 1TE, MK2 2AS, MK1 9FY, MK1 9FN, MK1 1LZ, MK1 1TG, MK1 1JP, MK1 9BE, MK17 9AA, MK1 1AD. Locally based Bletchley damp proofers will likely have the postcode MK3 and the telephone dialling code 01908.

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Throughout Buckinghamshire you should be able to find damp proofing experts who'll provide various solutions for your damp issues. If you cannot find the ideal damp proofing expert in Bletchley itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.

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In Aberdeen Close, Cam Court, Hertford Place, Bramber Close, Groveway, Carnoustie Close, Glastonbury Close, Fitzwilliam Street, Warwick Road, Spenlows Road, Kennet Drive, Buckingham Road, Richmond Close, Birkdale Close, Shaftesbury Crescent, Craigmore Avenue, Dorchester Avenue, Alford Place, Wentworth Way, Bosworth Close, Grange Road, Lintlaw Place, Greenlaw Place, Waterloo Court, Avon Grove, Pulborough Close, Dorset Close, Watling Street, as well as the following local Bletchley postcodes: MK1 1TE, MK2 2AS, MK1 9FY, MK1 9FN, MK1 1LZ, MK1 1TG, MK1 1JP, MK1 9BE, MK17 9AA, MK1 1AD, householders have just recently needed damp proofing services.

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Bletchley Buckinghamshire UK: The town of Bletchley can be found in the South Eastern district of England in the ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire. Bletchley is around 3 miles from Milton Keynes and 11 miles from Buckingham, neighbouring villages and towns include Whaddon, Little Brickhill, Furzton, Newton Longville, Fenny Stratford, Beanhill, Emerson Valley and Milton Keynes. Bletchley has the postcode MK1 - MK 3, has the area dialling code 01908 and has a population of approximately 37,000. Bletchley has now been largely engulfed by Milton Keynes. (Tags: Bletchley United Kingdom, Bletchley Bucks, Bletchley Buckinghamshire, Bletchley England)

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