I have seen some questions that are close, but different, and don't seem to answer my question. I'm in a late 1950s home and the previous owner drilled a bunch of holes in the joists in the basement ceiling for new wiring. The issue is that these holes are not in the correct spot on the joist, they are very close to the rim joist and above the sill plate. I'm this position the joists are subject to compressive force from above and below, unlike when you still the middle of a joist away from the sill plate where the top in under compression and the bottom under expansion. Most of these holes (about a dozen joists) look like 1/2 inch and there are three towards the side of the house where the holes might be about 1 1/4 inch.
My question, is it enough to plug these holes with a dowel to help with the compressive force, or should they just be completely replaced as a precaution?