Hi, this is my first post in this forum.
I am experiencing a problem with the original design of my home.
I live in a single story ranch on a slab.
It is constructed of half brick and half vinyl siding.
The problem I am experiencing is where the vinyl siding J-channel meets the brick ledge, halfway down the wall between the roof and the ground.
This ledge runs all the way down, front to back, both sides of my home.
What's happening is the rain, snow or other moisture that comes in contact with the siding, such as gutter overflow, runs down to the brick ledge then goes underneath the J-channel and inside the wall.
I had no idea this was happening till I opened up the wall for a kitchen remodel.
The water infiltration damaged several 2x4's, completely rotted, and the original board between the outside brick/siding and interior 2x4's, which was completely washed away from years of this exposure.
All of this has been repaired with the exception of the siding issue, which I didn't know how to handle, and water from melting snow has been seeping back into my home.
Is it okay to caulk/seal the j-channel to the top of the brick ledge or will this trap moisture that still gets behind the siding?
Also, I haven't replaced the drywall in this area and I also wanted to know if I should use the green drywall for this area.
I don't know what to do at this point, I am hoping an experienced member here might be able to advise me as to how I can fix this situation.
I'm going to try to add some pictures as soon as my camera battery is charged.
Many thanks in advance...