I just finished removing 100 year old plaster/lathe combination over a long load bearing wall in my basement. It revealed quite a bit of termite damage to a load bearing wall and header going across the bottom of the house.
The current structure is a bunch of 2×6 studs holding up 2 stacked 2x6s across the top as the header. I know this isn't to any sort of current code, but I'm looking to shore up the existing setup for the short term until I can do a full replacement.
I'm wondering what the right process is here. Do I cut a couple 6x6s to just slightly longer than the current studs and pound them in? Should I mechanically secure them to the header somehow? I've found plenty of info on sistering joists, but little on the right way to do that for a load bearing wall.