Originally Posted By: jpope
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Yes Gerry. Apparently the seller was already aware of some minor damage sustained in the 1994 Northridge quake, however, it seems that no one ever went deep enough into the crawl space to see this “shear wall” portion.
As I mentioned before, I have a specialty contractor that I recommend to these types of issues. They employ their own SE's and design their own retrofitting plates and anchors.
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