There isn't often the luxury of time when considering repairs for concrete parking structures. They are typically in high demand and shutting them down for any length of time is inconvenient and can create large disruptions.

V2's proprietary carbon fiber T-Biscuit has proven to be the simplest and most economical solution on the market today to repair failed flange-to-flange shear connectors of pre-cast double Tee beams, which often fail as a result of fatigue and corrosion. The pre-laminated plates, manufactured at V2's Auburn, Alabama, facility, are inserted into a slot that is cut from the top of the beams, 90 degrees across from the joint.

The plate is shaped to mimic the curve on a 14" diameter saw that is used to make the cuts. The slot is then cleaned out and V2's two-part epoxy, Biscuit Bond Paste, is inserted into the slot and onto the biscuit surface before being inserted into the slot.

Over 60,000 units have been installed by V2 authorized installers, including this project in Dallas where over 2,500 T-Biscuits were used to repair parking garages at upscale condominiums.

T-Biscuit Advantages:

  • Easy to install
  • Seamless finish
  • Economical
  • Minimal disruption during installation
  • Strong & proven performance

Call us today to learn more about V2's best solution for failed shear connectors!

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The Process

Cutting slots

Cutting slots

Prepping slot

Prepping slot

Mixing paste

Mixing paste

Applying epoxy paste to slot

Applying epoxy paste to slot

Inserting biscuit in slot

Inserting biscuit in slot

Completed Repair

Completed