Bought a new (old) place and our inspector pointed out beams/posts that need framing/structural straps in the crawlspace. Ballpark estimate I got from a foundation contractor (site unseen) was a $3,500 minimum, as he said they would have to put new posts in place with new structural straps.
Based on this photo, does it seem necessary? I can add these myself without replacing the posts, right? Obviously, correct installation for earthquake retrofit protection is the priority, but it seems overkill to pay to replace all the posts.