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Built in 1928 and it has been retrofitted with Simpson strong ties all around the inside perimeter to fasten the house to the foundation, but the post in the middle are not retrofitted. Is it important to do so?

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What is the post? Wood? Steel?
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Posts are wood 4x4s toe nailed into beams and sitting not strapped on concrete pads
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Will the simpson ties on the outside perimeter keep post from moving off concrete pads?
Then that's ok, generally speaking. It should be anchored, but it's for a different reason. The other anchors are to resist lateral loading. This anchor would be for general connectivity and stability. This post will not resist any lateral loading
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Wil strapping the posts to the joists and the concrete pads below help with latteral forces?
The post won't have any lateral forces. It should be connected for general stability. Just a nominal connection
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