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Understanding Permeable Pavers: Benefits, Types, and Applications

Water management is increasingly vital for municipalities concerned about excessive storm flooding, reduced water quality for drinking and swimming, and… read more

Planning Your Landscape Project In 2024

Planning a landscape project can be a daunting task. Approaching it in phases can help make the project more manageable…. read more

Paving Stones vs. Asphalt

Actual Use A 40-year case study conducted by ICPI and published in 2015, found that interlocking concrete pavers were more… read more

Tomorrow’s Landscapes: Barkman’s Hardscaping Products that Will Redefine Outdoor Spaces in 2024

In 2024, Barkman continues its long history of innovation by launching a new line of concrete products that seamlessly blend… read more

Winter Care and Maintenance for Pavers and Slabs

Concrete pavers are not just a practical choice for your outdoor spaces; they also contribute significantly to the aesthetics of… read more

Get Inspired by Creative Paths

There’s no limit to how simple or complex a Barkman path can be. The only rule is durability.  Lexington Lexington… read more

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INSTALLATION AND CARE

Planning Your Landscape Project In 2024

Winter Care and Maintenance for Pavers and Slabs

Installation Solutions with Great North

Why You Should Choose an ICPI/CMHA Certified Contractor For Your Project

Basic Paver And Slab Installation

Fall Paver and Slab Care

Spring Cleaning – Paver Care

Advantages of Polymeric Sand

Spotlight: An Extraordinary Hill Side Installation

Rosetta Outcropping Wall

Rosetta Hardscapes Information

Rosetta Steps Technical Guide

Rosetta Pavers and Slabs Technical Guide

Rosetta Walls Technical Guide

Fire Pit Safety

To Snap Edge or Not?

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

Bridgewood Slab Installation Tips

jason plett building a patio

How To Build a Patio

Investing in Innovation – Perfetto and FaceMix

Installing Large Format Broadway Pavers

How to Keep Your Pavers Weed Free

What to Do with White Residue on Pavers

Summer Student Builds Fireplace Kit

Curing Your Quarry Stone Pizza Oven

Cleaning Concrete Countertops

DESIGN AND IDEAS

Planning Your Landscape Project In 2024

Transform Your Property: The Many Benefits of Hardscaping

Designing a Hardscape Area for Small Spaces

Designing with Architextures Vertex Wall

Architextures Vertex: The Concept Behind Our New Wall

University of Manitoba Design Competition 2023

5 Hardscaping Trends to Try for 2023

A Look Into Our New Products for 2023

Get Inspired by Gorgeous Driveways

Pavers vs. Poured-in-place: What’s Best for Your Driveway?

Unique Ideas from the Winnipeg Home and Garden Show 2022 

3 Creative Ideas For A Pallet of Kodah Walls

6 Creative Ideas For A Pallet of Rosetta Dimensional Wall

Move the Party Outside with Barkman Outdoor Kitchen Kits

6 Creative Ideas For A Pallet of Bridgewood Wall

6 Creative Ideas For A Pallet of Quarry Stone Walls

Creating a Backyard Oasis with Barkman’s Landscape Kits

Choosing the Perfect Fire Pit for your Backyard

jason plett building a patio

How To Build a Patio

Gather the Family for Father’s Day

Plants for Your Patio

4 Patio Tips for Your Backyard Oasis

Canada Day Recipes with Barkman Quarry Stone Outdoor Kitchen Kits

Five Backyard Ideas to Improve Your Spaces at Home

Large Format Paving – Creating Endless Design Possibilities

Spotlight: From the Ground Up

Spotlight: Hidden Gem of Saskatchewan

Representing Outcropping and Kodah in Edmonton

Spotlight: Forest Retreat

Enhance Your Garden with Concrete

Add Warmth to Your Patio with a Barkman Fire Pit

Barkman Landscape Kits Featured on “This Old House”

Spotlight: River Edge

Spot Light: La Salle

Creative Concrete Creations

Choosing a Landscape Kit

Rosetta Applications

New Landscape Kit Display

The World of Concrete: Advantages and Limitations

NEWS AND EVENTS

Tomorrow’s Landscapes: Barkman’s Hardscaping Products that Will Redefine Outdoor Spaces in 2024

University of Manitoba Design Competition 2023

Celebrating 6 Years of Being a Best Managed Company

Winnipeg Home and Garden Show 2023

Event Roundup: January & February

A New Facility: Merritt Production Plant is Up and Running

Four Locations, Four Great Picnics

Canada’s Best Managed Companies Awards Barkman for Fifth Year

Barkman Products Featured at 2022 Winnipeg Home Show

Barkman Wins Best Booth at BUILDEX

Barkman, U of M Partnership Continues to Drive Innovation

Expanded Capacity, Better Distribution – A New Barkman Plant in Merritt, BC

The New Barkman App Is Here!

Welcome To Our New Website!

Barkman staff and banner

Barkman Is Among 2019 Canada’s Best Managed Company Winners And A Finalist for FEYA

Barkman and the University of Calgary Partner for Architectural Design Competition

Barkman Featured Heavily at Winnipeg Home and Garden Show

Barkman Celebrates 70 Years of Creating Concrete Solutions

Barkman Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Landscape Architecture Design Competition

Upcoming Trade Shows Feature Our New Site Furnishing Products

Barkman’s Looking Forward to the Winnipeg Home Show

Introducing our New Barkman Product Calculator

Peter Barkman, Co-Founder of Barkman Concrete, Passes Away at 88

Terra Nova – A New Concrete Slab for 2016

Barkman Featured in Interlock Design Magazine

2015 Catalogues

Barkman Landscape Kits Featured on “This Old House”

Best Booth at Winnipeg Home Expressions Show

Barkman Involved in Blue Bombers Home Opener

Early Barkman Ad Illustrations

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Driveway

Granddaughter More than a Average Hockey Player

Barkman Team Member at Skills Canada

The Barkman, Man, Circa 1970

New Landscape Kit Display

Home Expressions 2012 is Here!

Preparing for the 2012 Home Expressions Show

Site Furnishings Creates Buzz

Work on the Blue Bombers’ Stadium

Annual Design Competition Produces Great Interest

University of Manitoba Students Tour Barkman

PRODUCT INFORMATION

Tomorrow’s Landscapes: Barkman’s Hardscaping Products that Will Redefine Outdoor Spaces in 2024

Designing with Architextures Vertex Wall

Architextures Vertex: The Concept Behind Our New Wall

Installation Solutions with Great North

A Look Into Our New Products for 2023

Pavers vs. Poured-in-place: What’s Best for Your Driveway?

Advantages of Polymeric Sand

What Are Paver Base Layers?

Retaining Wall Material Requirements

Paver Material Requirements

Rosetta Outcropping Wall

Rosetta Hardscapes Information

Rosetta Fire Pit Installation Guide

Rosetta Grand Flagstone Information

Rosetta Steps Technical Guide

Rosetta Dimensional Flagstone Information

Rosetta Pavers and Slabs Technical Guide

Rosetta Kodah Information

Rosetta Walls Technical Guide

Rosetta Outcropping Information

Fire Pit Safety

The Making of Concrete Cast Bench

Barkman Product Focus

Choosing the Perfect Fire Pit for your Backyard

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

Bridgewood Slab Installation Tips

jason plett building a patio

How To Build a Patio

Barkman Featured Heavily at Winnipeg Home and Garden Show

Installing Large Format Broadway Pavers

How to Install the Architextures Retaining Wall

Canada Day Recipes with Barkman Quarry Stone Outdoor Kitchen Kits

Gearing Up Garrow Park for the Summer Games with Durahold

Five Backyard Ideas to Improve Your Spaces at Home

Large Format Paving – Creating Endless Design Possibilities

Architextures – A Modern Evolution

A Behind The Scenes Look in the Making of Cast

Curb Appeal with Steps

Spotlight: From the Ground Up

Family Fun with Broadway Planks

Introducing our New Barkman Product Calculator

Representing Outcropping and Kodah in Edmonton

Summer Student Builds Fireplace Kit

Pavers Versus Slabs: What’s the Difference?

University of Calgary’s Taylor Institute Features Broadway

Terra Nova – A New Concrete Slab for 2016

Add Warmth to Your Patio with a Barkman Fire Pit

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

Permeable Pavers: A Green Way to Solve Water Management

Cleaning Concrete Countertops

Creative Concrete Creations

Choosing a Landscape Kit

Rosetta Applications

BC Place and Barkman

Strength and Durability – Precast Product Benefits Over Time

Trench at the Museum of Human Rights

Creative Vision to Reality

The World of Concrete: Advantages and Limitations

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