Washington DC

The Master Craftsmen in Building Envelope Restoration in Washington D.C. Metro & The Mid-Atlantic Area

Servicing Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

About Us

Western Specialty Contractors helps you take the guesswork out of building envelope maintenance and repairs in a way that lets you provide more value to your clients.


Since the company was founded in 1915 as a small waterproofing contractor in St. Louis, MO, Western has stood by dedication to quality craftsmanship.

Family-owned, the company has evolved to become America’s largest specialty contractor in masonry, concrete, waterproofing and facades restoration.

The Washington, D.C. area office has served customers throughout our Nation’s Capitol and surrounding areas since 1981.

Browse the core services we offer our customers

Services

Caulking / Sealants Replacement

Got leaks? Water intrusion is more than an inconvenience for property owners and tenants. Left unchecked, it can damage structural elements and shorten the useful life of buildings, parking garages, and plaza decks.

Concrete Restoration & Strengthening

Concrete is economical and durable — the backbone of modern construction. But time, water, and weather take their toll and diminish its strength. From concrete repairs to structural strengthening with carbon fiber, we have the expertise to ensure your project is successful.

Masonry Restoration & Preservation

Masonry restoration is the art of bringing a structure back to its original form or improving upon the original construction. A variety of different methods can be utilized to reinvigorate an older property, and they’re often used in tandem to produce a desirable appearance.

Waterproofing & Traffic Coatings

From below grade waterproofing to traffic coatings and wall coatings, any waterproofing system is only as effective as the caliber of installation.

Investigation &
Pre-Construction Services

Are you considering a capital improvement or major repair project? Include Western in the early stages to get help with budgeting, logistics, phasing, and access to get your project started on the right foot.

Parking Garage
Restoration

An ineffective maintenance routine on a parking structure can quickly lead to costly repairs and restorations that can be disruptive to tenants and cause unexpected costs and safety concerns.

Parking Structure Inspection Guide

Maintaining multi-million-dollar parking garages can be a daunting task for building owners and their facility managers. An ineffective maintenance routine on a parking structure can quickly lead to costly repairs and restorations that can be disruptive to tenants and cause unexpected costs and safety concerns.

Fortunately, identifying and tracking problem areas within parking structures has just become easier with Western Specialty Contractors’ new online Visual Guide & Checklist for parking garage inspections.

Masonry Building Inspection Guide

Masonry distress can be detected by the appearance of the following: cracks, flaking, efflorescence, spalling, loose units, etc.

This guide will help you catch small issues before they become much bigger (and expensive) problems.

Contact us today about your next project.

Whether you'd like us to take a look at minor leak issues, provide a proposal for full capital restoration projects, or give an educational presentation that will help you and your team make your exterior maintenance more cost effective, we'd love to connect with you.