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I have a 12” thick slab on ground.  I’m wondering how deep the saw cut joints should be.  ACI 302.1R-04 “Guide to Concrete Floor & Slab Construction” does not have a recommended saw cut depth.  I have a 1989 version of the same standard where the recommended cut depth is 1/4 the slab thickness.  In this case the cut is 3” deep.  The joint then needs to be filled with a semi-rigid joint filler.  The tables I see for joint filler only go up to a joint depth of 1.75 inches.   Is anyone aware of other recommendations for shrinkage control joint depth for thick slab? 


Thanks for your help.