Year: 2018

To Snap Edge or Not to Snap Edge? That is the Question.

August 20, 2018

Snap Edge is a product that is installed after a patio is fully laid. It’s a plastic rail designed to surround the pavers you just installed, and hold them in place to prevent shifting. It can be used with almost every kind of paver installation, be it a patio, path or driveway. These plastic rails […]


4 Things to Help you Get Ready for Installing your Barkman Project

August 12, 2018

  If you are in the process of starting a patio or other backyard project, there are a few things you should do before turning dirt and laying bricks. Design Your Project Designing your patio is one of the most important and crucial steps in the whole process of building one. However, the patience to […]


Bridgewood Slab Installation Tips

August 01, 2018

Bridgewood Slab is a wonderful and unique concrete product designed to look like old, weathered wood. With it you can achieve beautiful rustic designs and aesthetics impossible with other more traditional precast concrete slabs or bricks. The Bridgewood Slab is now a family of products that include the Bridgewood Step and Bridgewood Wall, all having […]


Building a Patio

July 21, 2018

Adding a patio to your backyard is an excellent way of getting more out of summer. Building a patio, however, takes a bit of work and careful planning. Here is how to correctly install a Barkman patio in your backyard. Step 1) Planning Once you have chosen your location, it’s time to do some preliminary […]


Gather the Family for Father’s Day

June 13, 2018

Father’s Day is right around the corner and provides all of us an opportunity to honor and celebrate the father figures we look up to, the men who provide stability, love, guidance and strength to our lives, and who always have our backs. While presents and cards are great, the most valuable thing that you […]


Plants for Your Patio

June 01, 2018

Warm weather is here which means it’s patio season! Patios are a wonderful addition to any backyard because they allow us to connect with nature in a practical and beautiful way. Sitting and relaxing on your backyard pad is always wonderful, but there are ways to make your patio even better this season, and one […]


Barkman and the University of Calgary Partner for Architectural Design Competition

April 24, 2018

For the second year running, Barkman partnered with the University of Calgary to hold the Architectural Student Design Competition. Students were tasked with designing an element or series of elements using precast concrete that would act as a physical barrier for pedestrians and cyclists travelling alongside a road. In Calgary, the addition of curbs and […]


Barkman Featured Heavily at Winnipeg Home and Garden Show

April 03, 2018

Barkman is excited to be returning to the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show, now in its 44th year. This year the Barkman booth will feature Broadway 65mm in the new Prefetto Granite colour mix, the Harvest Grove Napoleon Grill and Compact Pizza Oven landscape kits, and Cast planters. Barkman has also partnered with eleven other contractors, each of which will be displaying Barkman […]


Investing in Innovation – Perfetto and FaceMix

March 20, 2018

Barkman has been at the forefront of innovation over the years, having a slew of new product offerings yearly that cater to the discerning hardscapes market of both end users and main customers (dealers, contractors, architects, specifiers, engineers and other commercial and municipal institutions). Key to these innovations is the significant capital investments made in […]


Barkman Celebrates 70 Years of Creating Concrete Solutions

March 08, 2018

Barkman Hardware Arnold, Edwin and Peter Barkman started Barkman Hardware when they first bought Bills’ Paint Shop on Mainstreet in 1948. Starting out as a small tinsmithing shop, the company soon grew to include all manner of plumbing and heating supplies. According to the late Peter Barkman, “It was just an open space with a […]