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Chicagoland

773-775-1111

Central Illinois

309-585-4997

Milwaukee

414-800-6278

Cobra Concrete is a full-service ground penetrating radar (GPR) and utility locating provider in the Chicagoland area.

Our scanning division provides services to contractors of various fields such as electricians, plumbers, HVAC, demolition, and general contractors. When Cobra arrives at your jobsite, you can expect a knowledgeable technician that will take multiple factors into consideration while marking/clearing areas for your company’s sawing and/or drilling needs.

WHAT IS GROUND PENETRATING RADAR (GPR)?

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) has been widely used in the geological and archeological industries since 1970. Today’s GPR applications frequently call for locating objects through concrete and asphalt as well as beneath soil.

The portability and ease of operation of modern GPR systems allows the technician to easily move around a jobsite and to record a large amount of data in a short period of time. Through the use of radar waves transmitted by high frequency antennas we are able to interpret the data gathered by our equipment to locate many embedded objects, as well as measure slab thickness. Scanning depth for concrete is typically 18” or more, depending on the age and quality of the concrete. Objects in concrete include rebar, conduits, pipes, etc.

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) can also be used for soil applications. The scanning depth can vary greatly depending on the type of antenna used. The common uses for such scans are to locate such items as utility lines and buried tanks and drums. This accurate, non–invasive technology is producing enormous savings in construction, engineering, and maintenance.

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Concrete Scanning

concrete scanning

Inspection of subsurface prior to cutting including rebar, mesh, beams, post-tension cables, etc.

locating underground

LOCATING UNDERGROUND UTILITIES

Locating buried lines such as plumbing, sewer, water, natural gas, electric, etc.

Bridge Deck Inspection

BRIDGE DECK INSPECTION

Accurately map the concrete cover on the deck to help isolate where the concrete has been comprised.

FAQs

A compilation of our most frequently asked questions pertaining to GPR services.

Cobra offers 24-Hour emergency services and scheduling for all our customers.
Please call our Scanning Division at 773.775.1111 for any questions

Always on the cutting edge, our services make it easy for our customers to come to one place for all of their project needs. We pride ourselves on our commitment to complete client satisfaction and safety, and we have the reputation & track record to prove it. We truly are “Cutting the Industry Out of the Stone Age”.

Our Services

professional concrete sawing

Concrete Sawing & Drilling

We offer the latest tools and technology for core drilling, slab sawing, wall sawing, wire sawing, handheld sawing, interior grinding and chain sawing.

breaking concrete

Breaking, Removal, & Patching

We offer robotic demolition, skid steer services, and indoor electrical excavation for breaking and removal, along with concrete patching and pour backs, once the excavation has been completed.

champaign ground penetrating radar

Ground Penetrating RADAR

Our Scanning Division provides our customers with the latest GPR technology in concrete scanning, locating underground utility and bridge and deck inspection.

24 hr service

24-Hour Service

We offer 24-hour service and immediate response times to provide our customers the highest level of service.