CPT Services is based out of Ponoka, Alberta and will be celebrating its 15th year of business in 2020.


Cone Penetration Testing is a method used to determine the geotechnical properties of soils and delineating soil stratigraphy.


CPT Services is a business that prides itself on obtaining the most accurate soil information using the best tools and equipment available. We have provided our services throughout Western Canada, offering rapid and inexpensive real time soil information. We strive to conduct all tests in a safe and efficient manner in order to help you meet your timelines.


Geotechnical Testing Journal Vol.25, No.1 March 2002, Page 61

            The electrical cone penetration test (CPT), since its formalization in the mid-1960s, has become one of the most widely used and respected forms of in situ testing currently in regular use in geotechnical engineering. In fact, the CPT has the highest applicability in different ground conditions of any of the in situ tests in current use (Lunne et al.1997). De Ruiter (1981) identified the three main advantages of the CPT as being: (1) continuous or near continuous data (with depth); (2) repeatable and reliable penetration data [Jaksa et al. (1997) showed that the CPT has the lowest random measurement error associated with any of the in situ test methods in regular use in geotechnical engineering, i.e. less than 3%]; and (3) cost effectiveness. Another important benefit of the CPT is that it provides an accurate and continuous profile of soil stratification (De Ruiter 1981).