Los Angeles Branch

Southern California's Master Craftsmen in Building Envelope Restoration

About Us

The Los Angeles area office has served customers throughout Southern California since 1993.

Western Waterproofing Company was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1915 and since then has grown across the United States. Our Minneapolis operations opened in 1960 as Western Waterproofing Company – a local contractor specializing in waterproofing, concrete and facade restoration.

In 2015, Western celebrated our centennial and rebranded as Western Specialty Contractors to provide a more encompassing portrayal of our services.

Over the years Western has built a reputation for quality craftsmanship and professional service in the Greater Los Angeles and San Diego Area.

Since opening in 1993, the office has grown, but its reputation as a quality restoration contractor has never wavered. We have been privileged to have worked on many of Los Angeles and San Diego’s iconic high-rises, stadiums such as the Rose Bowl and high-end Hotels.


Deck Coatings & Wall Coatings

Considering applying a coating to your façade or parking structure? Coatings can be a fantastic cost saving and preventative maintenance measure, but they are only as effective as the caliber of preparation and installation. Whether it’s a planter, plaza deck, parking garage or façade, coating systems we install help preserve the useful life of your structure and reduce repair costs.

Sealant & Expansion Joint Replacement

Got leaks? Exterior building sealant is the first line of defense for water intrusion on the building exterior. Neglect of this critical construction component can lead to interior and exterior deterioration of any building. 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.

Historic Restoration & Preservation

Looking to make repairs for a Landmarked Building? We can restore the exterior features regardless of composition or age without damaging either the building or its historical charm.

Structural Repair & Carbon Fiber Reinforcement

Structural repair can come in many different forms from full concrete column replacement, concrete beam reinforcement, externally bonded carbon fiber, supplemental steel installation, or repair and replacement to existing post-tension cables. All of which Western employs our own certified craftsmen and women who take pride in restoring America’s structures.

Concrete Repair and Restoration

Concrete repair can come in many different forms from building facades to precast structures to parking garages. All of which are vulnerable when exposed to the weather. An effective maintenance routine on a parking structure can prevent costly repairs that can be disruptive to tenants and cause unexpected costs and safety concerns.

Epoxy & Urethane Grout Injection

Epoxy crack injection is an economical practice of repairing non-moving cracks in concrete walls, slabs, columns, and beams. Urethane crack injection also known as polyurethane or grout is a common way to seal and fill a leaking crack in concrete foundation walls and slabs. Either discipline provide an alternative method for repairing concrete without full removal and replacement or excavation.

Western Specialty Contractors and E&S Ring Management Corp. have formed a decade long working relationship together. Waterproofing is as important in Southern California as it is anywhere else and Western has been there for us to execute and deliver many different types of Waterproofing needs for our properties. Skilled quality minded personnel from estimating, management and field crew offer us all the needs we expect from Quaility Contractors. We anticipate a longer lasting working relationship between E&S Ring Management Corp. and Western Specialty Contractors.

Gabriel Ruiz, Project Manager

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.

Caulking & Sealants Cheat Sheet

Practically every building requires caulking and sealants to prevent water from reaching interior spaces.

Caulking and sealants are not only the most commonly used waterproofing materials, but they’re also the most incorrectly used. This quick cheat sheet will help you decode any jargon you encounter for caulking and sealants.

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.