I have a wall profile that looks similar to this:
but where the flashing is shown, the horizontal distance is much larger. The structural engineer I contacted said that my house should have been given a brick facade, so the horizontal section there is wide enough for the sheathing and a course of brick.
Long story short, I've got some pretty dramatic water damage from some incorrectly installed siding/flashing, and I'd like to not make the same mistakes the previous owners made.
I found a video on getting the flashing bent to the correct profile for very long pieces, but I still wouldn't be able to get the flashing to surround the house in one continuous piece of metal. Somewhere, it has to overlap. How do you seal a basically horizontally-mounted piece of flashing? Should I look at brazing or welding (drawings call for aluminum flashing), or is there something else?
I think I would prefer to not rely on caulk, but of course if that's the only answer then I guess it's the only answer.