Sheathe an exterior wall from the inside?
Is it possible / advisable to sheathe an exterior wall from the inside?
I am remodeling a couple of rooms, removing wallboard, exposing studs. I would like to add some plywood or OSB sheathing on the inside of the walls (as opposed to the outside as it is normally done on new construction). Is there any reason not to do so?
P.S. The reason I want to add sheathing is that my 1958 house here in California has no sheathing, so all shear strength is provided by the wallboard, exterior stucco and a few diagonal 1xs on corner walls. Apart from the fact that this may be inadequate in earthquake country, I also have a strong suspicion that it is at least a contributing factor to the many wallboard cracks I have inside the house and the exterior stucco (there does not seem to be anything wrong with the perimeter concrete foundation, many people have checked it). So I thought that adding some plywood or OSB sheathing to the exterior walls every time I remodel a room, may actually be a good idea.
Any advice greatly appreciated.