The foundation was then strengthened in order to support these loads. Proper attachment of all wood connections was made in order to transfer forces to the load-carrying elements. Upon bringing the building back to a plumb condition and completion of the structural repairs, the exterior bracing was removed. All repairs and strengthening were performed in such a way as to not damage the historic fabric of the building.
During Hurricane Katrina, Historic Montrose Presbyterian Church, built in 1910, was damaged. The winds of the storm caused the building to shift, and the walls became unstable. Thus, exterior bracing was installed to stabilize the building until a more permanent repair could be performed. This stabilization consisted of providing a plywood floor diaphragm in the attic and plywood shear walls capable of transferring required forces to the foundation.
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