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Damp proofers prevent damp from rising up from the ground - something that causes serious damage to buildings.
Salaries typically range depending on location and overtime. Self-employed damp proofers set their own pay rates.
There are no formal requirements to begin a career as a damp proofer but it helps to have GCSEs/Standard Grades in English and Maths at grades 9-4 (A* - C) or their equivalent, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals 4/5 or Standard Grades.
A level 2 NVQ In Insulation and Building Treatments (Construction) Wood Preserving and Damp-proofing is available for this area of work. In addition to a Specialist Apprenticeship Programme - on site treatment of timber and damp above ground in buildings.
Explore the progression opportunities below