Year: 2011

Creative Vision to Reality

December 19, 2011

Barkman always has risen to the challenge when approached by Landscape Architects for custom products. I look forward to the creative proposals and ideas to see what we can accomplish. Early in 2010, I received a request from a landscape architect Glen Manning from Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram for a custom triangle paver. After numerous […]


The World of Concrete: Advantages and Limitations

November 16, 2011

Did you know that concrete is the most commonly used construction material in the world and that around 7.5 billion cubic meters are cast every year worldwide. What makes concrete so popular? Why does it get used so much? One of the reasons it gets placed into so many situations is because of what it […]


University of Manitoba Students Tour Barkman

November 15, 2011

Barkman recently hosted a group of 41 students from the University of Manitoba. The students toured the plant and sat in on a presentation detailing the work barkman does. The university greatly appreciated all of barkman’s efforts in hosting their students. The students were very impressed with all of the products that barkman makes. They […]


Why Do I Think Barkman Trenching Is The Best?

September 30, 2011

I know I bring an absolute bias to this article, but I will back up my statements with facts and hopefully you too will be on board with me when I make the confident statement that I believe barkman trenching is the best alternative for trenching on the market. Recently we were asked to quote […]


Venting an Underground Trench

August 07, 2011

Traditionally, most precast trench is placed in the ground with concrete lids that protect the electrical cable from the elements or from future excavation. One issue that arises when burying electrical cable in this fashion is that you essentially trap the heat generated by the cables as electrical currents pass through them. This heat makes […]


Where is Trenching Used?

April 10, 2011

Last weeks blog talked about what trenching is used for, so today, let’s discuss where these trenches are being used. Generally speaking, trenches can be used to protect the underground distribution of such things as fiber optics and mechanical piping, but more often than not, we are protecting electrical wires that are required to move […]