Year: 2014

Add Warmth This Fall With a Barkman Firepit

October 06, 2014

Cool breezes, falling leaves, early sunsets and changing colors. Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Don’t let cooler weather prevent you from enjoying time with others outdoors. Extend your patio season with a barkman firepit. They can add a warm ambience to a cool evening and it’s nice to be […]


The Advantages of Precast Concrete Steps Over Cast-in-Place

September 08, 2014

When putting in a new set of concrete steps at your home or business, you’ll ultimately need to decide between two options; precast concrete steps or cast-in-place. Both are significantly stronger than wooden steps, allowing them to hold up to changing weather and high volumes of foot traffic for many years. However, when it comes […]


Curing Your Harvest Grove Pizza Oven

August 11, 2014

Upon purchasing your Quarry Stone Pizza Oven, it is important cure the oven in order release the latent moisture left over from the manufacturing process. It’s a great opportunity to practice building fires in your new oven and ensures it performs at its best. Here’s a short video explaining the process.


Permeable Pavers: A Green Way to Solve Water Management

July 24, 2014

Increasingly, water management is an important issue for homeowners and municipalities concerned about excessive storm flooding, reduced water quality for drinking and swimming and polluted streams, rivers and lakes. Many of these water issues are the direct result of the presence of asphalt and concrete paving, which prevents the ground from properly absorbing storm water. […]


Cleaning Concrete Countertops

June 17, 2014

As with any other type of stain, stains on your concrete countertop should be removed as soon as possible. The longer a stain is left untended, the further it can migrate into the concrete, making removal increasingly difficult. Generally, a bit of water and a mild dishwashing soap will take care of most stains. We […]


Barkman Landscape Kits Feautured on “This Old House”

June 10, 2014

Our Stone Oasis Landscape kits were recently featured on the home improvement site, “This Old House” in a video detailing how to build a circular patio and firepit. The Circle Patio kit includes pre-cut pieces and is perfect for Do-it-yourselfers looking to avoid the extra labour required when building a circular patio. You can check […]


Best Booth at Winnipeg Home Expressions Show

April 07, 2014

The 40th annual Winnipeg Home Expressions Show took place this past weekend and barkman was there! This year, we showed off our new Harvest Grove Outdoor Kitchen kits as well as the Bridgewood slab, a new hardscapes option for 2014. If you missed out, be sure to catch us at one of the many trade shows running through out […]


Our 2014 “Spaces to Live in” Catalogue is Here!

February 06, 2014

  At barkman, we are proud to present our 2014 hardscapes product catalogue “Spaces to live in.“ Within the matte pages you will notice that we took your feedback into consideration to give you a better buying experience. Our latest catalogue includes new product images and a more accessible color swatch layout within each product page. 2014 brings […]


Spotlight: River Edge

January 31, 2014

  When the Small family purchased a riverfront lot near Winnipeg, Manitoba, they knew they would eventually have to deal with the steep slope separating the house from the river. “The bank was just wild and wooded. I always had a concept that I wanted to do something tiered rather than keeping the slope,” explained […]