On a recent job that involves a wall within a stormwater management pond, we have gotten resistance to that requirement. Of course, the contractor didn't notice until the work got started. My feeling is that we could cut back but I don't want to go any less than the minimum definition for clay. I guess I am wondering where the diminishing return really kicks in for particle size, and how I can remain reasonably conservative when not getting into computations. The special inspector for the job gave me feedback that he thought that we were being a bit stringent, but I was still interested in getting some other thoughts.
"It is imperative Cunth doesn't get his hands on those codes."