Need of reinforcement of foundation wall due to HVAC ductwork hole?
We are in the process of selling our home and the inspector had concern that a 50"x34" hole was punched through the brick foundation wall to accommodate the HVAC ductwork. This HVAC was installed in 1996 by the previous owner, so I can't comment on anything that was done or checked, just what I can observe. The hole is between two cinderblock pillars. I have attached the inspector's comments and included a link to Picasa with 4 pictures of the hole and ductwork.
Does this area potentially need to be reinforced further or is this inspector off his rocker?