Category: General Interest

Barkman Featured in Interlock Design Magazine

The latest issue of Interlock Design Magazine takes an in-depth look at Calgary’s revitalized St. Patrick’s Island Park. The park makes extensive use of barkman’s Broadway 318 in two prominent areas of the park: the Confluence Plaza and the Seasonal Breach. The article gives a fascinating breakdown of the project, including the practical and artistic choices that went into […]

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2015 Catalogues

We’re ushering in 2015 with four new catalogues that feature spectacular lifestyle photography along with new product offerings for this year. Our Spaces to Live In main catalogue showcases our pavers, slabs, retaining walls and kits, giving you design ideas for your next landscape project. The 2015 site furnishings catalogue spotlights our latest innovation, the […]

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Add Warmth This Fall With a Barkman Firepit

Cool breezes, falling leaves, early sunsets and changing colours. 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 […]

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

When putting in a new set of concrete steps at your home or business, you’ll need to decide between two options; precast concrete steps or cast-in-place. Both styles are significantly more durable than wooden steps and will hold up to changing weather and high volumes of foot traffic for many years. However, in most cases, […]

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Cleaning Concrete Countertops

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 […]

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Barkman Landscape Kits Feautured on “This Old House”

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 […]

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Spotlight: River Edge

  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 […]

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Spot Light: La Salle

At barkman, we have the opportunity to visit many incredible landscaping spots. Whether a space is big or small, a lot of planning and work goes into transforming an empty lot into a space to live in. This particular patio in La Salle is a great example of a location that fulfills many functions at […]

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Barkman Involved in Blue Bombers Home Opener

Few things get us more excited than football here at barkman. A particularly well-made planter or a fully realized driveway may top the list, but football, well, football is really something. This 2013 CFL season is particularly special for Winnipeggers as it marks the first year in the Blue Bombers brand new stadium, Investors Group […]

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Spring Cleaning – Paver Care

To prolong the life of your pavers and keep them looking their best, routine maintenance is recommended. While Barkman pavers are resistant to de-icing salts, dirt, grime and other organic materials, staining can still occur due to the porous nature of concrete. In general, dish soap and water in combination with a bristle brush will […]

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