Thirty years ago, Bluewater Restoration™ founders Joel and Stacy Justice wanted to create a truly unique construction service company to specialize in many top quality and cutting edge technology building systems and coating applications.

Evolving over time, the company now lead by Stacy Justice, re-focused the company’s mission statement to provide our customer the most expedient, compassionate, and complete restoration or remodel project, from start to finish, utilizing a highly trained, professionally certified, labor force in our market while validating the restoration industry’s standard of care.

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It’s in our DNA

Bluewater Restoration™, and its previous name Woodsavers, was primarily a remodeling contractor before moving into the restoration industry in 2000.

This vast experience in general contracting has given our company the experience and knowledge to handle all types of home remodels, repairs, and new construction for both commercial and residential properties. As a licensed general contractor in multiple states, we follow all Building Codes, OSHA, IICRC, and ANSI regulations/standards in order to fully preserve and protect the buildings, as well as the occupants, of the structures on which we work.

Bluewater Restoration is a fully insured, bonded contractor which provides the consumer a reliable, safe, and fiscally responsible alternative to the pervasive “island time” service provider who may offer you substandard services, schedules, or communication.

 

 

Here are great examples of our work:

This home had been unoccupied for a long period following a foreclosure and suffered significant deterioration. The following pictures show some of the areas that were affected by the lack of repair and maintenance which can happen to any home on the Outer Banks if left unattended to for even short period of time:

It does not take long, just a few years, to have and exterior wall completely rot out if there are leaks present. Here are the BERFORE examples – click to enlarge:

Example Home

Leaks present upon inspection

We take moisture readings on all work


The construction process

Our experienced crews know exactly what to do on a multitude of building repairs. The following pictures show how we carefully remove the damaged siding, vapor barriers, insulation, and support the structure if structural integrity is in question.

In the next several images, you can see our process. Window walls, which dramatically bring the vast natural beauty of the Outer Banks into our homes, are notorious for leaks as they have multiple areas in which to fail.

We already knew the window wall had failed, these images show the severity of the damages.

 


Deck flashing, the z-shaped metal or pvc coated material that is installed between the wall and the deck bands, is supposed to protect the home by diverting water away from the structure. When installed properly, it can allow for moisture free walls for many years.

Deck flashing failure is a common problem in the Outer Banks as many homes were unfortunately built with the deck bands nailed directly to the home through the deck flashing creating an instant water channel, right into the walls of the home. Further, all flashing will eventually fail due to corrosion from exposure to the elements over time and have to be replaced.


The deck boards adjacent to home are removed to install the necessary blocking

Blocking installation so the new deck boards will have something to bite into

Blocking


Beautiful new blocking sister joisted under decking

After structural repairs were complete, we removed the supports and begin to dry the house in


Carefully weaving the existing vinyl siding so as not to remove more than we need to

Drying in and new header is visible

After flashing blocking are installed, new deck board is installed


 

The following images show how well it all came to together on the second level after rot repair, new flashing, new vapor barrier, blocking, new structural framing and flashing same, and new vinyl weaved in for seamless look in the areas we had to cut it out.


 

The final result of the house after all the repairs were complete. The leaking roof top deck had a troublesome fiberglass deck with weep holes which was totally re-worked, new deck boards where necessary. This home turned out great and the owner was very happy as well.